Upcoming Special Events
WOMEN, WORK AND HEALTH: IN NEED OF A REDESIGN
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (8 am-10 am)
The New York Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue, Room 21, New York, NY 10029)
The life expectancy of American women has been stalled at the same level for the last 40 years and the United States now ranks at the bottom among industrialized countries—for both men and women. At the same time, the growing ranks of American women in the labor force enjoy fewer social supports than women in other industrialized countries.
The Harvard Pop Center will host a provocative panel discussion entitled “Women, Work and Health: In Need of a Redesign” on October 2 at the New York Academy of Medicine that will address current workplace practices and labor policies — flexible work schedules, childcare challenges, and supervisor attitudes among others — that clearly impact the health and well-being of employees and their families.
Leaders from academia, industry and government will lead the discussion and we welcome audience members from all sides of the equation to participate. Speakers include:
-Lisa Berkman, PhD, is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. She is a principal investigator of The Work, Family & Health Network, which is exploring how changes in the work environment can improve the health of workers and their families while benefiting organizations.
-Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, is president of The New York Academy of Medicine and is professor of public service, health policy, and management at the New York University School of Medicine. In recent decades she has held many senior health care positions including president of the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.
-Karen Kornbluh was most recently U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris where she brokered global Internet Policy Principles, launched the Gender Initiative, and refocused the organization on emerging markets. She has held senior government positions at the FCC and the Treasury Department, and was President Obama’s policy chief in the US Senate.
-Pat Milligan is the president of Mercer’s North America region and a member of the company’s executive committee. She also leads the Women@Mercer Steering Committee. Prior to joining Mercer in 2005, Ms. Milligan led the worldwide markets business at Mellon, and at Towers Perrin, she was a member of the Board of Directors.
Seating is limited, but if you are interested in attending, please email Laura Price, program director at the Harvard Pop Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**RESCHEDULED UNTIL SPRING 2014:
WOMEN AND HEALTH: A CAUSE OF OPTIMISM?
Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge G2 (677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA)
Presented by Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Director, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies is pleased to co-sponsor this special lecture. The over-arching theme will concern the Sustainable Development Goals after 2015, with attention to new movements within reproductive health, the gender dimensions of universal health coverage, experiences from HIV, and emerging pandemics such as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).
Contact person for event: Brittany Charlton (WGH staff member; email: email@example.com)
About Rebeca Grynspan:
Rebeca Grynspan was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the position of UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator effective 1 February, 2010. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Grynspan was elected Vice-President of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. She also served as Housing Minister, Coordinating Minister of Economy, Coordinating Minister of Social Affairs and Vice-Minister of Finance. At the UN and prior to her current appointment, Ms. Grynspan served as Assistant-Secretary-General and Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme (2006-2010). Previously, she was Director of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Sub-regional Headquarters in Mexico, where she also served as Co-Chair of the International Food Policy Research Institute’s Executive Board.
Ms. Grynspan is a strong and consistent advocate for human development. She has helped focus global attention on the need to reduce inequality, build social cohesion, empower women, and achieve the world’s Millennium Development Goals. Her many contributions include spearheading the design and implementation of Costa Rica‘s National Plan Against Poverty and initiating Human Development Reports for Latin America and Caribbean which broke new ground in highlighting the inter-generational transmission of inequality.
In addition to her experience as an adviser, lecturer and author, Ms. Grynspan has contributed to key United Nations initiatives such as the Millennium Project’s Task Force on Poverty and Economic Development and on the High-Level Panel on Financing for Development. Ms. Grynspan is also member of the International Advisory Group of IDRC’s Think Tank Initiative. She has worked with multiple Government institutions, national and international organizations as Counselor, Advisor and Researcher.
A native of Costa Rica, Ms. Grynspan holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Sussex (England).
This event is sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Health (WGH) Interdisciplinary Concentration, Harvard School of Public Health. Co-Sponsors include: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Harvard Global Health Institute; Harvard School of Public Health Women & Health Initiative; and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology