Postponed: Book Talk with Dr. Steve Miles

Photo of Dr. Steve Miles with rescue dog Lin. Dr. Steve Miles recently published: The Torture Doctors: Human Rights Crimes and the Road to Justice

Please note: this event is postponed in light of the University's decision to focus on social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you RSVP, we will follow-up with you regarding the new date when more information is available. 

Around the world, wherever torture is practiced, physicians work with torturers. They devise techniques that do not leave scars, certify prisoners as fit for torture, treat prisoners who are not supposed to die and write false medical records and death certificates to conceal the torture.

Torture doctors are rarely punished by governments or medical licensing boards. Human rights groups are trying to bring them to justice.  Dr. Miles has spent more than a decade researching this topic. There will be short talk about the book, a Q&A and book signings.

Free | Open to the Public | RSVP requested | Books available for sale

Professor emeritus of medicine and bioethics, Steve Miles, MD, latest book reviews physician complicity with torture internationally. The Torture Doctors shows how human rights advocates and non-mainstream medical NGOs are leading the accountability movement through the description of hundreds of cases. It begins with the Nazi Doctor's trial as a promise (rather than an outcome). It examines physician complicity with torture from post-WWII period to the present. Read more about it from the author.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Event location: 

Coffman Bookstore | 300 Washington Ave SE | Minneapolis, MN 55455