Please join us in our first installment of the Friends of the University Lecture Series! In this casual lecture we will hear mental health law expert, Professor Elyn Saks, give a talk on schizophrenia in her professional and private life. Elyn R. Saks is Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law; Director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics; Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; and Faculty at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Professor Saks received her J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. in Psychoanalytic Science from the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LL.D., Hon.) from Pepperdine University. Saks writes extensively in the area of law and mental health, having published five books and more than fifty articles and book chapters. Her memoir, The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, describes her struggles with schizophrenia and her managing to craft a good life for herself in the face of a dire prognosis. She has won numerous honors, including a 2009 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (the so- called “Genius Grant”).
Please feel free to bring your copy of her book to be signed.
Elyn Saks TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/elyn_saks_seeing_mental_illness
*This event takes place in the Large Collab Space. Collaborative workspace for members will be available in the Small Collab Space, Office 1, and Office 13.