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Save the Date: June 14, 2013

David Canning, Pop Center Associate Director, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, will be a panelist at the HSPH Forum on Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide presented in partnership with Vulcan Productions.

When: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: The Leadership Studio, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston
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Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist between genders and within and among nations on who receives quality, sustained education and, consequently, who experiences the most opportunities to thrive. This Forum event will examine the sources of these discrepancies, including entrenched biases and predatory acts such as trafficking, and will review efforts to raise up the world’s girls through health and education. This event is presented in partnership with Vulcan Productions, a founding partner of the 10×10 global action campaign centered on the new film Girl Rising. The broadcast version of the film will air on CNN Films on June 16.


  • Richard Robbins, Director of Girl Rising and Academy Award Nominee
  • Jacqueline Bhabha, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH); Jeremiah Smith Jr Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School; and University Advisor on Human Rights to the Provost at Harvard University
  • Alicia Yamin, Director, Program on Health Rights of Women and Children,
    Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Former Director of Research and Investigations at Physicians for Human Rights
  • David Canning, Associate Director Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Professor of Population Science and Professor of Economics and International Health, HSPH


Email questions for the expert participants any time before or during the live webcast to: the  The Forum will accommodate as many questions as we can from the online and in-person audiences.

Submit your questions to the Community Discussion page.


Join the live comments, which will be featured on The Forum’s Girls’ Health and Education: Igniting Change Worldwide web page.

We will also be live-tweeting from @ForumHSPH
Tweet your questions and comments using the hash tag #girlshealtheducation.



Pop Center Special Event

Join us for our last Pop Center Seminar before summer on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4:00PM when David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population, will present: “Demographic Dividend in Africa.”

Professor Canning will discuss how the new emphasis on family planning in Africa affects fertility, and how falling fertility in Africa affects prospects for a take-off in economic growth in the region.

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013

Time: 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Location: Harvard Center for Population & Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Harvard Square

This event is open to everyone: faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows and students