Dr. Aaron Kheriaty: The Growing Biomedical Security State: A Threat To Human Dignity?

Date(s) - March 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sage Catering at UBC

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In this lecture, Dr. Aaron Kheriaty (author of The New Abnormal: The Rise of the Biomedical Security State) will explore the origin and effects of novel biomedical technologies and public policy changes accelerated during the COVID pandemic, examining the militarization of public health, the use of digital technologies of population surveillance and control, and the associated biosecurity model of governance.

The talk will critically examine lockdown orders, vaccine mandates and passports, and other pandemic measures issued under a declared state of emergency. It will also explore the future dangers this biomedical security model of public health poses to our human identity and well-being if we continue on our current trajectory.

The lecture will be followed by an extended response from Dr. Douglas Farrow, Professor of Theology and Ethics at McGill University, titled “How Should the Church Respond?”


The lecture will be held at Sage Catering at UBC (6331 Crescent Road | Vancouver, BC | V6T 1Z2). Paid parking is available at the UBC Rose Garden Parkade.


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