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Wellesley Faculty Visit: Lecture and Dinner with Professor Galarneau

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Eight Club Moorgate | 1 Dysart Street | London EC2A 2BX | United KingdomTuesday, 23 June 2020 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

We warmly welcome Charlene A. Galarneau, Associate Professor Emerita of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley, who will join us for an evening discussion about feminist bioethics and its contribution to health care. 

Please note: Given the current health situation, Professor Galarneau will join us via videoconference. Ideally, we would like to gather at the Club to listen to her lecture, however, we are in an evolving climate when it comes to sharing space. We will continue to monitor this sitaution, adhere to updated UK government guidelines, and communicate to alums about any changes.

Charlene’s research focuses on the ethics of health and health care, and in particular, theories of justice that attend to gender, race, class, and other social structures. She is also interested in the consequences of health care reform on immigrants, institutional discrimination in U.S. blood donation policy, and reproductive justice.

Her book, Communities of Health Care Justice (Rutgers, 2016), presents a concept of community justice that takes seriously the moral and policy roles of communities in a just health care system. Patron tickets (£100) include a copy of the book, lecture, dinner, and help us to cover costs for this event. 

We'll start at 6:30pm with drinks and networking; the talk will commence at 7:00pm and will be followed by more drinks and networking. We'll end by 8:15. 

The talk is £5 for Wellesley alums and is FREE for students; we ask guests to pay £10 to attend the lecture. 

The Wellesley Club UK will also host a small dinner with Professor Galarneau shortly after the lecture. This will also take place at the Eight Club. We have 16 places available; the cost of the meal will be £50. If you'd like to join the dinner, please sign up here; we will email you in the spring to choose a starter and main course. If you are a junior and can't afford the dinner ticket costs but would like to come along, please email Afshin Zilanawala '04, the Club events rep (, to request a subsidy from an alum.

For more details and to register, please see the Eventbrite link:

We hope to see you on June 23rd!

The Wellesley Club UK Board


Professor Galarneau Bio:

Charlene A. Galarneau is an Associate Professor Emerita of Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) and taught at Wellesley from 2005-2018. Prior to that she was faculty in the Community Health Program at Tufts University (1996-2005) and held a secondary appointment at Tufts Medical School. She received a doctorate in religion from Harvard University with a concentration in religious social ethics and health policy, and holds master’s degrees from Harvard and the Iliff School of Theology (Denver).

For more information, please see here.


The Club continues to use its “CHOOSE YOUR OWN DUES” plan. (For some guidance, the range is normally between £5 and £50). All funds go directly towards the Club’s events such as Thanksgiving, communications, lectures, etc. Without your contribution through dues, we'd be unable to put on important events such as this one, or the Thanksgiving dinner. Please consider paying something toward annual dues when you register for this event. Thank you!