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January 2021

Critical Public Health Questions for 2021: Closing (and Reopening) Schools and Workplaces

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

The COVID-19 pandemic—the greatest public health challenge in more than a century—has forced many hard decisions. The partial or full closures of schools nationwide have become a flashpoint with very strong opinions on both sides and have reinforced the critical role that schools play in supporting the health of our children. As we move toward reopening schools and other workplaces, it is clear that buildings themselves are vital to the public’s health, and the need for proper ventilation and air…

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Leveraging the Arts for a Healthier & Just America

January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Motivated by the need to help the nation charter a pathway for an American recovery, DrPH Candidate and FXB Center for Health and Human Rights Fellow Amanda Taffy is working on a thesis entitled, The Role of the Arts During COVID-19: Gendered Expressions of Resilience & Empowerment. With the help of faculty from the FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, this thesis…

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Racism and Healthcare. How can we do better?

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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BWH Medical Grand Rounds. O’Neil Britton, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Massachusetts General Hospital Zoom Required to Join Meeting ID: 619 813 8926 Passcode: 971407

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Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Countries restrict the overall extent of international travel and migration to balance the expected costs and benefits of mobility. Given the ever-present threat of new, future pandemics, how should permanent restrictions on mobility respond? A simple theoretical framework predicts that reduced exposure to pre-pandemic international mobility causes a slightly slower arrival of the pathogen. A standard epidemiological model predicts no decrease in the harm of the pathogen if travel ceases thereafter and only a slight decrease in the harm (for…

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February 2021

‘A Catalyst for Humanity’: A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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A Catalyst for Humanity': A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson Author of Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Moderated by Don Lemon, Anchor, "CNN Tonight with Don Lemmon"

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Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

The American Indian (AI) population suffers from significant health disparities, and the outcomes in the Northern Plains are among the worst in the nation. Numerous factors contribute to health inequities, including poverty, inadequate educational systems, food deserts, marginalization, and other social determinants of health. An additional factor contributing to poor health outcomes is unresolved trauma in the forms of historical trauma, forced boarding school participation, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and discrimination. Dr. Warne will focus on his research into historical…

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‘Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era’, with Ming Hsu Chen, University of Colorado in Boulder Law School

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era provides readers with the everyday perspectives of immigrants on what it is like to try to integrate into American society during a time when immigration policy is focused on enforcement and exclusion.The law says that everyone who is not a citizen is an alien. But the social reality is more complicated. Ming Hsu Chen argues that the citizen/alien binary should instead be reframed as a spectrum of citizenship, a concept that emphasizes continuities between the…

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WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It is therefore timely to take stock of the overarching picture of the state of women’s participation and empowerment in public life. Part I summarizes and captures relevant normative and legal policy frameworks and compares the conceptual and empirical interconnections among the three focus areas of the priority theme: women’s participation in civic society, their empowerment in political decision-making, and the elimination of violence against…

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Global Diet Quality Score: A New Method to Collect and Analyze Data on Diet Quality

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Zoom Webinar
Free

This remote launch event will include a series of presentations to describe final results of work to develop and validate the Global Diet Quality Score (GDQS), a new metric of diet quality appropriate for use in low- and middle-income countries. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about a GDQS-focused supplement submitted to the Journal of Nutrition and to preview the technology assisted data collection system that has been developed for collecting GDQS data in population-based surveys.

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March 2021

Creating Women Leaders: The Missing Links of Mentorship and Networking

March 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Zoom Webinar

The Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) invites you to participate in a dynamic satellite session, “Creating Exceptional Women Leaders: The Missing Links of Mentorship and Networking.” This event will feature a power-packed panel discussion with HGHI’s esteemed LEAD Fellows, a skills workshop with an executive leadership coach and exclusive mentorship mini-meets. Participants will gain insights on applicable lessons learned from the professional journey of women leaders from around the world, get answers to courageous questions on cultivating leadership in your…

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