September 2023

Announcing the 2023 Stubing Memorial Lecture: Can Mental Health Save the World?

Just as climate change strains the health of ecosystems, it also strains human health—including mental health. What changes if we consider the climate crisis a mental health crisis? What lessons can we draw from bioethics to address that crisis? And can a mental health lens help us better understand and combat other pernicious and persistent social problems of our time?

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On November 14, 2023, The Greenwall Foundation and Columbia University’s Division of Ethics will host this year’s William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture in person in New York City and online. Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, Director of the Billion Minds Project and Chair of COP2, will discuss: Can Mental Health Save the World? Dr. Belkin will be joined in conversation by Michel Martin, the award-winning co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and contributor to PBS’s Amanpour & Company.

The event will begin with a reception at 5:00pm ET, followed by the moderated conversation beginning at 6:00pm ET. Save the date and reserve your spot for an in-person seat early here; in-person registration is free and open to all, but seating is limited. Sign up for the Zoom livestream here.

About the William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture 

William C. Stubing served as President of The Greenwall Foundation for 21 years. In 2016, the Foundation established the William C. Stubing Memorial Lecture in honor of its beloved former President, who guided the Foundation to its current focus on bioethics. Previous Lectures have covered timely topics in bioethics: automation and inequity in healthcare, the public health and ethical challenges of COVID-19, the social inequities revealed by the pandemic, physician aid-in-dying, drug pricing, and genome editing