Lauren Klaffke

University of Minnesota

    Lauren Klaffke is a third-year graduate student in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is interested in the evolution of pharma- ceutical companies' corporate philanthropy, bookended by the wider availability of antibiotics at the end of World War II through the development of AIDS drugs in the 1980s and 1990s. By contextualizing her work within consumer movements, regulatory environments, and foreign policy issues, she also hopes to explore how pharmaceutical companies employed emerging concepts of corporate social responsibility as part of corporate strategy to negotiate favorable positions within the changing political economy.

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Doctoral Colloquium Participation

Doctoral Colloquium 2015: Miami, Florida