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An event of the Topic of the Year 2021|22 “Measuring the Living” and the Interdisciplinary
Research Group “Future of Medicine: Health for All” of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of
Sciences and Humanities in cooperation with the research group “Risky Hormones” (Charité
– Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, with support from
the German Research Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council).

Academy building, Gendarmenmarkt,
Einstein-Saal, Jägerstraße 22–23, 10117 Berlin

Thursday  May 5th, 2022 
6 pm 
Free admission. Registration required. 


Registration until May 2nd, 2022 at:

Decolonizing Global Health: What are the challenges and opportunities of this call? 

Sarah Hodges (King’s College London), expert in the fields of population health and postcolonial history, speaks about her on-going project on the politics of the global pharmaceutical trade. 

In this talk, she places the contemporary explosion of worry about potentially urgent and life-threatening dangers posed by fake drugs within a longer history of the politics and place of pharmaceutical fake-ness, as well as of pharmaceutical standards and authenticity. 

In doing so, she shows the potential of a medical humanities approach to explore how concerns about “fake drugs” can take on social, political, and economic lives of their own – lives that go far beyond any pharmacological evidence. The lecture will be held in English. 

Welcome address 
Christoph Markschies 
President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Spokesperson of the Topic of the Year 

Birgit Nemec 
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Member of Die Junge Akademie 
Jesse Olszynko-Gryn 
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 

Keynote lecture 
Sarah Hodges 
King’s College London 

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