DateEvent NameHost

Access, Excess:  Medicines, Markets, and the Liberation of the Copy

What are the implications of imagining access to medicines as a project of “democratizing” access to markets? In Mexico, pharmaceutical access has been articulated by the federal government largely as a “pro-consumer politics,” unleashing the potency of generic substitution as both a market and pharmacological principle: the same, but cheaper! But copied drugs, and the explosion of generics pharmacies that now serve as their delivery vehicles, are not only or even primarily an antidote to expensive, leading-brand drugs. In Mexico, generic pharmaceuticals, and the low-cost market infrastructure emerging around them, have become supplements to, and substitutes for, the drugs and the care provided by underfunded public health institutions. Hayden argues that, in name of the “liberation” of generic copies, many other things and practices are being doubled, trebled, and troubled—not least, the functions of the state as a provider of health care, medicines, and the regulation of their quality.

Featuring speaker: Cori Hayden, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley


Institute for Advanced Study and co-sponsored by MILI

Tech Cities 2017

Join hundreds of leaders from dozens of industries to explore tech trends, foster new talent, and connect with fellow innovators.

Target CIO Mike McNamara will kick off the conference by sharing his views on the importance of technology to Target's future and the entire Twin Citiesbusiness community, as well as his perspectives on Minnesota's techlandscape.


Carlson School of Management
April 13-14, 2014

Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium

This symposium is aimed at bringing together basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges and opportunities in neuromodulation. The symposium will consist of plenary presentations by leaders in academia, industry and government, and poster presentations to exchange ideas in this exciting field.


Institute for Engineering in Medicine
June 4-15, 2017

MILI Global Valuation Lab in Sweden

Information & Registration

MILI & Carlson Global Institute


Events from the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs

For a full event list, please see the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance website 

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs


Meetup - Healthcare MN

"Healthcaremn Minnesota's community for healthcare innovation and startups. If you are working on a healthcare venture, or want to connect with others doing amazing things in healthcare, this is your crowd."
To learn more about upcoming events, and connect through twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. visit, with organizers Glafira Marcon and Thompson Aderinkomi