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May 2021

Decarceration as a Public Health Strategy: Stopping the Spread of COVID-19 (this event has passed)

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:10 pm
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The second event in our series will consider prison depopulation or decarceration in response to the threat of COVID-19 in places of incarceration. In response to the growing number of COVID-19 outbreaks in these facilities, public health experts, civil rights attorneys, and advocacy groups have made urgent appeals for decarceration. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, prison decongestion measures have been adopted in over 100 countries worldwide. However, decarceration and prison depopulation isn’t straightforward. It raises a host of…

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February 2021

Where Do We Go from Here? Making Progress Toward Racial Equity (this event has passed)

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

In his inaugural address, President Biden denounced the rise of political extremism and white supremacy, stating: "A cry for racial justice some 400 years in the making moves us. A cry that can't be any more desperate or any more clear. And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat." In recognition of Black History Month, Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Iris Bohnet will moderate a conversation with Dr. Robert…

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From Testing to Mortality: COVID-19 and the Inverse Care Law in Switzerland (this event has passed)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

Department of Epidemiology Seminar Series Speaker: Matthias Egger, Prof.Dr.med., MSc FFPH DTM&H Head of Research Group Research – HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM) University of Bern Abstract: Dr Egger will briefly introduce Julian Tudor-Hart’s inverse care law (“The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served”), and the COVID-19 epidemic in Switzerland. He will then present a comprehensive analysis of the association between neighbourhood socio-economic position…

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The Outcry for Social, Racial, and Environmental Justice: Can Science and Community-Engaged Research Answer the Call? (this event has passed)

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Join us for the next installment of our 2020-2021 Colloquium Series: Racism, Disparities, and Environmental Health. Dr. Sacoby Wilson of the University of Maryland School of Public Health will speak on “The Outcry for Social, Racial, and Environmental Health: Can Science and Community-Engaged Research Answer the Call?”

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Careers in Humanitarianism Webinar: Anaïde Nahikian and Saira Khan (this event has passed)

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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On Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00 PM, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative will host a special webinar on Careers in Humanitarianism, featuring Anaïde Nahikian, Program manager of HHI's Executive Negotiation Project, and Saira Khan, Research Coordinator for HHI's Signal Program on Human Security and Technology. Our panelists will describe their current humanitarian research work, chat about their career in the sector, and field questions from attendees. This event is open to all, and we encourage students who are interested in pursuing…

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Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity (this event has passed)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
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Donald Warne, MD, MPH is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as the Director of the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and Master of Public Health Programs, and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota. He also serves as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board in Rapid City, SD. Dr. Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe from…

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‘Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era’, with Ming Hsu Chen, University of Colorado in Boulder Law School (this event has passed)

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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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‘A Catalyst for Humanity’: A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson (this event has passed)

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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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January 2021

Racism and Healthcare. How can we do better? (this event has passed)

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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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Epidemic Illusions On the Coloniality of Global Public Health (this event has passed)

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Dr. Eugene Richardson (HGHI Burke Global Health Fellow, 2018) will speak about his new book and Dr. Farmer, who wrote the forward, will provide an introduction.

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State of Human Rights: 2020 Reflections & Lessons Learned (this event has passed)

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Examining the unprecedented events that unfolded in 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University invites you to join this special event. A keynote speech will be presented by FXB Center Director Dr. Mary T. Bassett, followed by discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng.

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Scientific Racism and Anti-Racism: History and Recent Perspectives (this event has passed)

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Zoom Webinar
Free

The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS) is excited to announce an upcoming Panel Discussion on Scientific Racism and Anti-Racism: History and Recent Perspectives. This is a second virtual community conversation session of the Race, Racism, and Research in the Medical Mecca series in 2021. Join us as we discuss the important issues of scientific racism and anti-racism and their implications to science, research, and healthcare today. The panel will be moderated by Mary Ann Nelson, Esq.,…

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