Past Events

  • 2014 Oct 16

    The Struggling International Response to Ebola: What can be learned about gaps in the global health system?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Global Health Institute
    Professor Michael VanRooyen, Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University and Dr. Suerie Moon, Co-Chair of the Forum on Global Governance for Health, will discuss what the global response to Ebola has revealed about gaps in the international system to respond to outbreaks of infectious disease.This presentation will address questions such as: What is the role of the U.N. system, World Health Organization and other intergovernmental bodies, well-resourced governments (such as the U.S.), the pharmaceutical industry, NGOs, research funders, and others in responding to... Read more about The Struggling International Response to Ebola: What can be learned about gaps in the global health system?
  • 2014 Oct 15

    Hortense Spillers: W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (2 of 3)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Dr. Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University will continue her presentation on "Women and the Early Republics: Revolution, Sentiment, and Sorrow". This is a lecture in 3 parts, running October 14-16.
  • 2014 Oct 15

    Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Maria Tatar

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. A frequent contributor to NPR, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, she is currently at work on a volume of African-American Folktales. She will be presenting on, "Who Killed Brer Rabbit?: True Lies in a Silenced Culture".
  • 2014 Oct 14

    Hortense Spillers: W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures (1 of 3)

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Dr. Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University will be giving a presentation on "Women and the Early Republics: Revolution, Sentiment, and Sorrow". This is a lecture in 3 parts, running October 14-16.
  • 2014 Oct 14

    Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health: Building on Existing Efforts in East Africa

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Room 710
    Bjørg Sandkjær is a senior advisor in the Department of Health, Education and Research at Norad, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. She will be speaking on, “Operationalizing a rights-based approach to health: Building on existing efforts in East Africa”.Bjorg has extensive experience working on issues related to health in general and sexual and reproductive health and rights, in her native Norway as well as on the African continent. Between 2003 - 2007 she worked on population and social development issues at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa,... Read more about Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health: Building on Existing Efforts in East Africa
  • 2014 Oct 10

    Harvard Black Alumni Weekend 2014

    Fri - Sun, Oct 10 to Oct 12, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Various locations around Harvard University
    Many events will take place over the weekend, including a discussion on "The New Africa: A Fresh Look Through a New Prism" and "Harvard at 378: An Examination of the State of Affairs at Harvard University", featuring Professor Henry "Skip" Gates, Jr. and Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr, among others.It is encouraged to register early.You can find out more about the event and register here.
  • 2014 Oct 08

    Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Damon Burchell-Sajnani

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center
    Damon Sajnani aka "ProfessorD.us" (pronounced Professor D dot U.S.) is an accomplished HipHop artist and a Ph.D candidate in African-American Studies at Northwestern University. As leader of The Dope Poet Society, one of Canada's top selling independent Hip-Hop acts, he has toured worldwide and released four critically acclaimed CDs. His writing and research concerns race, neo/colonialism, geopolitics, and popular culture.... Read more about Hutchins Center Fall Colloquium with Damon Burchell-Sajnani
  • 2014 Oct 07

    Webcast: Women’s Lives Matter

    2:30pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    The Forum Studio at HSPH: The Harvard School of Public Health
    The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Family Care International (FCI), and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) will be hosting a live webcast on the topic of "Why Women's Lives Matter: The impact of a maternal death on families and communities".The live webcast will feature Dr. Ana Lager of the Women and Health Initiative, Alicia Ely Yamin of the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Amy Boldosser-Boesch of Family Care International, author Jeni Klugman, and Independent Consultant on Gender and Health Rohini Prabha Pande.More information can be found on the... Read more about Webcast: Women’s Lives Matter
  • 2014 Oct 06

    South Sudan: What Went Terribly Wrong?

    3:15pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement
    Ambassador Princeton Lyman, US special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan 2011-13 will be discussing the recent political situation in South Sudan. Amb. Lyman led the negotiations to complete Sudan's 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement enabling South Sudan to achieve independence in July 2011.

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