Events

Events

Upcoming events Spring  2015- check back regularly for updates!

Artist in Residence: Aubrey Graham

January 16: Master of Arts in Bioethics Open House (Online)

January 22: Ethics@ the Movies - Dallas Buyers Club
Time: 7pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: In collaboration with the Disability Studies Initiative and the Ethics & the Arts Program, the Center for the Study of Human Health brings you Dallas Buyers Club. This award winning biographical film explores issues related to drug development, resource allocation, and stigma during the early HIV/AIDS crisis. The film will be screened from 7 - 9 pm (doors at 6:45) in the Center for Ethics room 102. Post-film discussion will be led by Justin Smith, MPH and Mairead Sullivan, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

January 29: Neuroscience Ethics and the News
Time: 11:45am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Neuro-seduction and the Courtroom

January 29: Ethics & the Arts - Artist Talk with Aubrey Graham
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Aubrey Graham is the Ethics & the Arts Program artist in residence at the Emory University Center for Ethics. She is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Emory University and a freelance photographer. Through photojournalism, as well as documentary and marketing photography for aid / development agencies, her work strives to challenge stereotypical depictions of Africa. Since 2009 her research has employed photography as both method and theory as she explores the politics, imagination, and implications of humanitarian and local photography in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

‘Disneyland’ is an exhibition of portraits created over 8-months with the residents of Mugunga III. Set just a short drive from the humanitarian hub of Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mugunga III has become the region’s most visited internally displaced peoples camp. Nearly every errant aid worker, VIP, celebrity, and journalist who arrives in the region stops by to view and photograph the displacement. By 2014, these visits had reached such feverish popularity that the camp’s frustrated coordinators casually dubbed Mugunga III -  ‘Disneyland’.

Sponsored by the Ethics & the Arts Program at the Emory University Center for Ethics
Supported by Emory’s Center for Creativity and Arts, the Visual Scholarship Initiative, and the Institute for Liberal Arts

February 5: Good Life Speaker Series with Marshall Duke- Resilience & Happiness: Living Strong, Living Well, Living Good
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The Good Life lecture seeks to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas on how to lead the “good life,” based on Aristotle's concept of eudemonia. We aim to attract speakers whose experiences and knowledge provide distinctive and challenging understandings on how to lead such a life. Our goal in doing so is that an audience, comprised primarily of students, can benefit from their wisdom as they move forward constructing their own personal version of the good life.


February 9: Master of Arts in Bioethics Open House

February 11: Students Against Modern Day Slavery (SAMS) - Stand for Freedom
Wonderful Wednesday

Time: 12pm-3pm
Location: Emory's Asbury Circle

The first part of Stand 4 Freedom will take place at Wonderful Wednesday, 12-3 PM @ Asbury Circle. Students from organizations across campus will talk about the issue of modern slavery and how it affects every part of society and the world. Local non-profits will also be there with informational booths to talk about their work.

February 11: Students Against Modern Day Slavery (SAMS) - Freedom Cafe

Time: 6pm -8pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102

Speakers from anti-trafficking organizations such as Wellspring Living Thistle Farms, Out of Darkness, Justice Ventures International, and Urban Light will share their stories. There will also be musical performances and a free catered dinner! In order to make sure we have enough food for everyone, please RSVP at

http://bit.ly/18LXLsR by noon on Friday, Feb 6th and let us know you will be attending the Freedom Café.

February 16: Ethics & the Alliance Theatre - CA Lyons Projects
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Join us at the Emory Center for Ethics for an exciting discussion on the ethical issues presented in The C.A. Lyons Project.  This event is free and open to the public.

When Lyons can no longer hide his sexuality or illness, his fledgling dance company is threatened, and the women who love him must come together to decide the best way to carry on his legacy.

The ‘80s. Black was in. They invented it. The founder of one of Chicago’s most important African-American dance companies is dying of AIDS, and the three lead dancers must find the strength and individual creative push to keep the company going without their charismatic leader. These are the Three Graces of the 20th Century: Chaos Unit, a tattooed hip hop phenom; Bethlehem Dunning, a ballerina raised by a deaf mother; and Amandla Sister Afrika, who seems to be in a continuous state of rebellion. A unique theatrical event where dance and theatre mingle in the 11th winner of the Alliance’s prestigious Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

February 19: Good Life Speaker Series with Carla Berg - "Positive Psychology: Reframing Your World For Success"
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The Good Life lecture seeks to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas on how to lead the “good life,” based on Aristotle's concept of eudemonia. We aim to attract speakers whose experiences and knowledge provide distinctive and challenging understandings on how to lead such a life. Our goal in doing so is that an audience, comprised primarily of students, can benefit from their wisdom as they move forward constructing their own personal version of the good life.

February 19: Ethics & the Alliance Theatre - Act III CA Lyons Projects
Time: After 7:30pm performance
Location: The Alliance Theatre
Synopsis: Unpack the ethics of identity and illness, plus discuss the impact of this show on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.  Guests include Emory University Center for Ethics Director Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. and Sign-Interpreters Nancy Holdren and Jessie Romer.

February 20: Neuroscience and the News
Time: 11:45am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 162
Synopsis: Jennifer Mascaro facilitate a discussion on her article, "Testicular volume is inversely correlated with nurturing ‐ related brain activity in human fathers"

March 3: Ethics @ the Movies "The Patience Stone" (Partnership with Disability Studies)
Time: 7:00pm
Locations: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: "The Patience Stone" is a 2012 film directed by Atiq Rahimi, based on his novel of the same title. In a war-torn country, a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) alleviates her silent suffering by confessing her dreams, desires and secrets to her husband who is in a coma.

Post-Film discussion led by Joel Reynolds, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, and Aubrey Graham, PhD Candidate in Anthropology. Pizza and drinks provided. 

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Co-Sponsors: The spring film series is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Center for the Study of Human Health. 

March 4 - Visualizing Race, Gender, & a New Politics of Identity - Conversation with Carlton Mackey
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

Dinner and discussion

March 17: Study Drugs: Exploring the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancements and the University's Policy
Time: 6:00pm
Location: 101 White Hall
Synopsis: The free forum will open with a 20-minute debate featuring four Emory students who will address what the university's response should be concerning the regulation of study drugs.

March 18: Neuroscience and the News
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: John Banja and Ryan Purcell facilitate a discussion on cognitive enhancement, "Enhancing motivation, performance, or both?"

Join us for lunch (provided) and a discussion on relevant scholarly work in neuroethics and discussions of neuroethics in the news.

Topic: Cognitive Enhancement: Motivating Better Performance?

Relevant Article(s): “Enhancing motivation by use of prescription stimulants: The ethics of motivation enhancement” AJOB Neuroscience 6:1 (2015) by Torben Kjærsgaard
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, March 16, 2015 to akear@emory.edu

March 19 & 20, 2015 - HEC Annual Conference
Hope and Limits: Cradle to Grave Ethical Care
Emory Conference Center Hotel

March 19: Societal Perceptions of Growing Old
Time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Emory University Conference Center

Synopsis: Perceptions become reality until we change them. Unfortunately, our country has at least four outdated and often unhealthy views of aging and older people reflected in our culture. This program will review those perceptions through contemporary commercials and videos. Then we will explore a healthy view of aging informed by the work of the late Professor Charles Gerkin of the Candler School of Theology and by the psychology of the human development process outlined by Erik Erikson in his classic “Childhood and Society.
Keynote for the Healthcare Ethics Consortium Annual Conference

March 21: Racial Justice and Health: Training in a Professional Context

In collaboration with the Association for Black Public Health Students, the Rollins Student Government Association, and Delta Omega Honor Society, Emory’s Public Health Ethics Club is hosting a racial justice training.

Time: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Harland Theater in the Dobbs University Center – Emory University

RSVP at bit.ly/1E7vkCI

Please note that space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis -- so reserve your spot ASAP if you plan to attend!

March 21: Atlanta Jewish Music Festival Concert

Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz Israeli artists Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz will headline Atlanta Jewish Music Festival.

Where: Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Ave NE 30307)

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:45 PM, age 13+ only TICKETS AND FULL INFO HERE

Diwan Saz marries together two great traditions that coexist in the Holy Land - that of Hebrew and Arab music.  The songs are sung together by Rabbi David Menachem, 14 year old Hamudi Gadir, Tzipora El Rei & Amir Shahsar whose powerful voices inspire crowds of all ethnic backgrounds.  It is a music of peace.

March 22: AJMF6 Interfaith Dialogue
Time: 10am
Location: Emory Center for Ethics 

Featuring members of Diwan Saz. This free, enriching event is open to all ages.

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

March 24: Bioethics and Religion Program Lecture with Julia Watts Belser  - "Jewish Ethics and Disability Justice"
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics 162

Synopsis: Professor Julia Watts Belser works in Jewish Studies, with a focus in Talmud, rabbinic literature, and Jewish ethics. Her research brings ancient texts into conversation with disability studies, queer theory, feminist thought, and environmental ethics. Her work focuses on classical Jewish responses to drought and disaster, portrayals of sexual violence in rabbinic responses to enslavement and empire, as well as gender, disability, and the dissident body in late antiquity.

Sponsored by: Emory Center for Ethics, the Disabilities Studies Initiative and the TAM Institute for Jewish Studies

March 26: Good Life Speaker Series with Ed Lee
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The Good Life lecture seeks to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas on how to lead the “good life,” based on Aristotle's concept of eudemonia. We aim to attract speakers whose experiences and knowledge provide distinctive and challenging understandings on how to lead such a life. Our goal in doing so is that an audience, comprised primarily of students, can benefit from their wisdom as they move forward constructing their own personal version of the good life.

March 31:  Ethics on the Stage with Pearl Cleage: Blues for an Alabama Sky
Time: 7pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics Commons 102

Synopsis: Harlem, New York, 1930. The harsh realities of the Great Depression have devastated the bright decade of the Harlem Renaissance. Disease and poverty have overshadowed the creative euphoria that fueled a surge of African-American artists, writers, and luminaries. A story with a rich cast of characters, scrambling to survive and make sense of their overlapping personalities, politics, and love. A classic by Atlanta’s own Pearl Cleage, as timely today as when it received its world premiere at the Alliance Theatre 20 years ago.

April 2: "Losing the Miracle? The FDA and Long Fight Over Agricultural Antibiotics", Maryn McKenna
Time: 4:15 - 6 pm (doors at 4)
Location: Candler School of Theology, room 252

Please join the Center for the Study of Human Health, along with the Hightower Fund and Center for Ethics, on April 2 to enjoy a public lecture by award winning health journalist, Maryn McKenna. Maryn McKenna is an award winning journalist who specializes in global health, public health, and food policy. Her talk is based on her newest book on the history of antibiotic development and agriculture. Maryn McKenna looks at how this history is related to our health and diets, land use and labor, and international trade and business. Her previous books include SUPERBUG: The Fatal Menace of MRSA (Free Press, 2011) and BEATING BACK THE DEVIL: On The Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (Free Press, 2008). A flier for this event is attached, please feel free to share with friends, students, and colleagues.

April 15: Closing Artist Talk with Aubrey Graham
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April 16: Good Life Speaker Series with Pam Hall, PhD 
Virtues of Inwardness: On Ethics, Imagination, and How the Liberal Arts Can Help Us to Flourish

Time: 5pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

What are ethical aspects to flourishing?  How do we build lives of meaning and value, lives that can accomplish good in the world? 

In building such lives, we must look not only to our actions and outward effects, but also to the quality of our inner lives.  There are habits of mind and heart—virtues, we might call them—that help us to become persons who are free, compassionate, and open to beauty and joy.  How do we develop such virtues?  Our educations can play a vital role in this journey of ethical growth, by offering us access to transformative knowledge and experience.  The liberal arts can help to educate and expand our affections and imaginations and thus our capacities for hope and positive action.

April 16: Blues for an Alabama Sky Post Performance Discussion with Edward Queen
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Alliance Theatre

April 22: Neuroethics and the News
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April 23: Clinical Ethics Seminar
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May 17 - 19: BEINGS 2015 Biotechnology and the Ethical Imagination: A Global Summit

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Fall 2014: Erika Hibbert art installation

August 23: New Student Orientation
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: WoodPec

August 25: Master of Arts in Bioethics Orientation
Time: All Day
Location: Emory Center for Ethics

September 9: Public Health Ethics Lecture with Elizabeth Heitman
Title:
Ethical Challenges in Global Health Research, Practice and Education:  The Question of Moral Imperialism
Time: 11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis:
The growth of Global Health programs in U.S. universities has dramatically increased the need for attention to the ethical dimensions of international practice, education, and research in health care, particularly with regard to work in developing countries.  A central tenet of contemporary ethical guidelines for international work is that sponsors from upper-income countries have an obligation to help developing countries build infrastructure for local administrative control.  Such local control ideally includes priority setting, oversight of international programs, and ethical review of externally-sponsored research.

September 11: Public Health Ethics Lecture with Mark Rosenberg
Title:The failure to deliver oral cholera vaccine during a massive epidemic in Haiti: What does ethics have to say about it?
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Roybal Campus, Global Communications Center, Auditorium B3
Synopsis: Dr. Rosenberg will speak about the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti, including issues raised by requests for the oral cholera vaccine and suggestions that UN Peacekeepers who come from cholera-endemic areas be treated with a single dose of oral azithromycin before they are sent to areas with inadequate sanitation and insecure water supplies.  Lessons will be drawn from mass drug administration programs where azithromycin has been distributed.  There will also be discussion of some of the ethical questions raised by mass drug administration programs to control or eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases.

September 12 -14: Atlanta Neurolaw Conference
Title:
NEURO-INTERVENTIONS AND THE LAW: Regulating Human Mental Capacity
Location: Georgia State Student Center
Synopsis: Modern neuro-interventions hold out the promise of non-invasively but directly, effectively, efficiently, and maybe even permanently altering people’s mental capacities, and this conference will interrogate a range of pertinent questions that this might raise for the law. For instance, how should society regulate the use of such diverse neuro-interventions? What may we legitimately expect of people whose mental capacities have been altered through such neuro-interventions? How should the criminal justice system be permitted to use such techniques to regulate people’s mental capacities to promote or to achieve its own internal aims? How are these techniques currently being used and regulated? Which of these techniques actually work, how do they work, what are their various costs, do they truly help us to achieve what we think or hope they do, and in general what can we learn about our own normative presuppositions by reflecting on neuro-interventions in such contexts?

September 17: Christine Bader Lecture
Title: The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil.
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Rita Ann Rollins Building - Room 252
1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30322

Synopsis: There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world’s biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices, striving to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse and the next Deepwater Horizon explosion.  Unfortunately, they don’t always succeed.

Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved BP and then-CEO John Browne’s progressive rhetoric on climate change and human rights—until a string of BP accidents, Browne’s resignation under a cloud of scandal, and the start of Tony Hayward’s tenure as chief executive, which would end with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bader’s story of working in multinational business is unique in its details, but not in its themes: of feeling like an outsider both inside the company and out; of getting mixed messages from senior management; of being frustrated with corporate life but committed to pushing for change from within.

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about corporate responsibility.

September 17: John Lantos Lecture
Title: The SUPPORT study and the Facebook study: Current controversies in research ethics
Time: 12:00pm
Location: Health Science Research Center Auditorium

September 18: John Lantos Lecture
Title: What we talk about when we talk about ethics
Time: 11:00am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

September 22: The Ethical Challenges of Ebola for Global Health: Expanding the Conversation
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102

September 24: Neuroethics Journal Club

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Join us for the Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News (our new and improved Neuroethics Journal Club) to discuss the claims that literary fiction make you a better person.

This discussion will be facilitated by Emory English graduate student Lindsey Grubbs. 

September 28: The Alliance Theatre's Native Guard Act II with Paul Root Wolpe
Time: 2:30pm
Location:The Alliance Theatre

September 30: Blood Diamond - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond

October 2: Screening of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Emory Students Against Modern Day Slavery (SAMS)
Time: 7pm
Location: Rita Ann Rollins Building 1531 Dickey Drive Room 250
Synopsis: A documentary exploring the sex-trade.

October 7: Silkwood - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

October 7: Ethics & the Alliance Theatre - Steel Magnolias
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The quintessential story of family, friendship, and steely Southern sisterhood. Meet actors from the play, hear dramatic readings from select scenes, and engage in a lively ethical discussion.

October 9: The Alliance Theatre's Native Guard Act II with Carlton Mackey
Time:7:30pm
Location:The Alliance Theatre
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October 15: Neuroethics and Neuroscience in the News
Topic: Can pain kill a 'woman's sex drive' but not men's?

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: This event is in collaboration with Neurosalon

This discussion will be facilitated by Emory Women’s Gender and Sexuality graduate student Natalie Turrin and Neuroscience graduate student Mallory Bowers.

October 20: Neuroethics Book Club
The New Brain Sciences and the Myth of Free Will
Time: 11:30am
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Neurophilosopher Dr. Heidi Ravven will discuss her book The Self Beyond Itself: An alternate history of ethics, the new brain sciences, and the myth of free will. 

October 21: Public Health Ethics Training
Time: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: CNR 3001 RSVP to emoryPHEC@gmail.com

October 21: Contagion - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

October 22: Ethics & the Arts - Artist Talk: Erika Hibbert
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Erika Hibbert makes artworks concerned with intimate expressions of personal experience. The political and social accents in her work are always referred to, and derived from, her own life, so that in her work, the personal is the political. The artist demonstrates no interest in themes or subjects beyond her own orbit – but the surprise of the work is how the private and intimate examination of a life resonates with the largest (and commonest) of universal themes. In a process of understanding herself better, coming to terms with people she is connected to, and as a cathartic method of expelling her fears, she pulls and picks at her life’s experiences, measuring, weighing up and sifting, searching. Hibbert works her figurative subjects in charcoal, oxides, inks, pigments, soil and oil paint and beeswax on canvas and paper or panel, as well as working in the print media of lithography and etching and most recently, photography.

October 23: The Alliance Theatre's Steel Magnolia Act II
Time: 7:30pm
Location: The Alliance Theatre
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October 28: El Norte - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
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October 30: Ethics & the Arts Movie Screening: Maramaso
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Man Raise Man Society is the philosophy of Nelson Mandela, a young artist from Nairobi, Kenya.  To live the Maramaso lifestyle is to dedicate oneself to supporting others, helping them rise to greatness.  By playing music to underserved children, at risk youth, and commuters on public transportation, Mandela lives and breathes Maramaso. Given the current political climate, Mandela strives to enact Maramaso by focusing on peace in the 2013 Kenyan General Elections. Inspired by this philosophy, our film strives to portray Kenya as rising above the tragedies of the last election.

October 31: Zombies and Zombethics
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: Zombethics is an innovative symposium – open to the general public, scholars, and students on (or around) Halloween – that gathers a stellar roster of panelists from Emory University and abroad for an engaging discussion of scholarly topics at the intersection of neuroethics, public health ethics, religion, film, disability, and bioethics . . . all explored through a frighteningly fascinating context to which we can all relate: zombies.

November 11:The Act of Killing - Ethics, Human Rights and the Environment movie series
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Center for Ethics Commons 102
Synopsis: The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66.

November 12: Master of Arts in Bioethics Open House
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Emory Center for Ethics

November 20: Emory University Center for Ethics Monthly Clinical Ethics Seminar
Title: Sustaining Disability:  How to Get Healthcare Professionals On Board with Shared Discourse
Speaker:  April R. Dworetz, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Location: Center for Ethics, Seminar Room (162)
1531 Dickey Drive, Emory University Campus

December 10: One-Day Mediation Workshop
Title: Key Skills for Conflict Resolution in Healthcare Ethics: Unpacking the Mediator’s Toolbox
Location: Emory University Center for Ethics
Room 252
To register: http://www.hcecg.org/page-1706746

December 10: Neuroscience Ethics and the News
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Location: Emory Center for Ethics
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