Human rights author Edwin Black will deliver a lecture titled "Eugenics and the Ethics of Human Engineering," co-sponsored by the Center for Language Studies. With news of the first baby being born from the genetic material of three parents, debate about the role of genetic manipulation in society has reignited. Author of the award winning book War Against the Weak, Black will speak broadly about the role America played in eugenics during the 19th century, how telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell steered the eugenics movement and discuss the looming perils that exist because of it. Other co-sponsors include American Sign Language Studies and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Metcalf Research Building, Friedman Auditorium (Room 101), 190 Thayer St.