The 2017-2018 CNS Talk Series focuses on brain development and society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our lectures are free to attend, but due to limited seating, please rsvp to:

Oct. 5
Adolescent Brain Science and Legal Policy in Retrospect and Prospect
Laurence Steinberg, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Temple University
Location: Silverman 245A, 3501 Sansom Street

Nov. 2
Childhood Recovered: Manipulating Brain Plasticity 
Takao Hensch, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University
Location: Gittis 213, 3501 Sansom Street

Dec. 7
The 6th Annual GVR Khodadad Lecture –
The Development of Neuro-Cognitive Systems Underpinning Callous-Unemotional Traits and Antisocial Behavior

James Blair, Neurobehavioral Research Program, Boys Town National Research Hospital
Location: Silverman 245A, 3501 Sansom Street

Feb. 1
Genetics, Social Class, and Education in Child Development 
Elliot Tucker-Drob, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Location: TBD

Mar. 1
Neurodiversity: History, Politics and Human Well-Being
Steve Silberman, Author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

Michael Yudell, Chair of Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
Location: TBD

Apr. 5
For Better or Worse: Society’s Impact on the Developing Brain
Allyson Mackey, Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Location: TBD


*This program has been approved for 1.5 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $60.00 ($30.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.