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Mission

The speed of technology in neuroscience as it impacts ethical and just decisions in the legal system needs to be understood by lawyers, judges, public policy makers, and the general public. The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior is an academic and professional resource for the education, research, and understanding of neuroscience and the law. Read more

rdesilvaRangita de Silva de Alwis is the Associate Dean for International Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Rangita is an esteemed women’s human rights scholar and practitioner with over 25 years of experience working globally in over 25 countries with a vast network of academic institutions, government, and nongovernment entities on women’s human rights law and policy making and institutional reform. Prior to joining Penn Law, she was the  inaugural director of the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Women in Public Service Project launched by Secretary Hillary Clinton and the Seven Sisters Colleges. She has served as an adviser to UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, and UNDP. Rangita has published widely with the World Bank, United Nations, and in various leading law journals.

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