Nordenberg Lecture Series

You are invited to join the University of Pittsburgh School of Law for the annual Mark A. Nordenberg Lecture in Law, Medicine, and Psychiatry on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 12:30-2 p.m. EST in the Barco Law Building's Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. 

The 2024 lecture will feature keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University. Metzel also serves as Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society.

Dr. Metzl's will present an in-depth analysis of his latest book, What We've Become: Living and Dying in a Country of Arms. Metzl reckons with the long history of distrust of public health and the larger forces—social, ideological, historical, racial, and political—that allow mass shootings to occur on a near daily basis in America. Looking closely at the cycle in which mass shootings lead to shock, horror, calls for action, and, ultimately, political gridlock, he explores what happens to the soul of a nation—and the meanings of safety and community—when we normalize violence as an acceptable trade-off for freedom. 

Register here.

This program has been approved by the PA CLE board for 1.5 hours of substantive credit. This presentation is free to Pitt Law faculty, staff, and students and those not seeking CLE credit. There will be a $45 fee for processing CLE credit for all others.

Community Dialogue: Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

Students, faculty, and community activists are invited to come together in dialogue with Dr. Metzl for a special pre-Nordenberg event, "Community Dialogue: Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue." Dr. Metzl will lead a discussion on the public health consequences of gun violence, and the work being done in the Pittsburgh area to address these harms. The program is offered in partnership with the Pitt School of Public Health, Center for Health Equity-Violence Prevention Initative, and will be co-facilitated by Public Health Professors Steven M. Albert, PhD and Richard Garland.

Please register to attend the community dialogue here by March 29, 2024.