[VIRTUAL] "The Dreyfus Affair: A Lesson for Our Time," presented by Joseph Gal, PhD, MS

Date: February 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In 1894, French Jewish army captain Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935) was falsely accused
of providing military secrets to Germany. He was convicted of high treason and
sentenced to life in prison on Devil's Island off the South American coast.
Conditions on the island were unbearable. Clear evidence of Dreyfus’
innocence emerged and he was re-tried in 1899, but still sentenced
to ten years in prison. The conviction was overturned by the President
of France and in 1906 a high court exonerated Dreyfus. The Dreyfus
case is a grave warning about the evil consequences of racism and antisemitism,
still present today.

Joseph Gal, Ph.D., MS, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine,
Clinical Pharmacology/Toxicology at the University of Colorado.
His interests in the history of science include chemist Louis Pasteur,
the history of chemical warfare & Fritz Haber, and the ethics and morality 
in science and human affairs.

Monday, February 7 | 12 - 1 pm MT | FREE