Nikolas Rose, “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain”

On March 29, 2011, Nikolas Rose gave a talk here at the University of Chicago entitled “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain.” The lecture, which was co-sponsored by the Clinical Ethnography Workshop, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Department of Political Science and the Medicine, Body, and Practice Workshop, is available for viewing in its entirety below.

Rose is Martin White Professor of Sociology at LSE and Director of the BIOS Research Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, an institution which over the past several years has spearheaded much of the innovative work on neuroscience and society which we frequently discuss on this site.

Special thanks go to Bernard Harcourt for his generous support of Rose’s visit to Chicago, to Dana Rovang for shooting and editing the video, and to Adam Baim and Talia Weiner for doing pretty much everything else in organizing this event.

Nikolas Rose, “Governing Conduct in the Age of the Brain” from Clinical Ethnography on Vimeo.

Those interested in viewing another recent lecture by Rose, can watch “The Human Sciences in ‘the Century of Biology’ ? Revitalising Sociology.”