Events in 2012

Making choices, taking risks: Maternal Health and the Gates Foundation
Frontiers in Global Health Seminar with Dr. France Donnay, Senior Program Officer for Maternal Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 4:00-5:30pm; Kresge G-2
Hosted by the HSPH Department of Global Health & Population and the Women and Health Initiative

Symposium: The London Summit on Family Planning: Where do we go from here?
Tuesday, November 13th from 12:00-2:30pm
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center @ Simmons College

W&HI Book Club – November 2012
“State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett
Tuesday, November 13th from 5:30-7:00pm
Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA

Book Launch: Beauty without the Breast by Felicia Marie Knaul
Monday, October 22nd from 4:00-6:30pm
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Room 1620
44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115
Presented by the Harvard Global Equity Initiative and the Women and Health Initiative

Capability Theory, Masculinity Studies, and Public Health: The Impact of Male Behavior on Women’s Health
Women and Health Lecture Series
A seminar with Dr. Fauzia Ahmed, an expert on Development, Gender, and South Asia
Tuesday, October 16th from 12:30-1:30pm in FXB G13

W&HI Book Club – October 2012
“Get Me Out: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank” by Randi Hutter Epstein
Wednesday, October 10th from 5:30-7:00pm
The Squealing Pig; 134 Smith Street; Boston, MA

HSPH Alumni Weekend – September 28-29, 2012
This year’s theme: Women and Health
Learn more at the HSPH Alumni site here.

Film Screening: “No Woman No Cry
Friday, September 28th from 4:00-5:30pm in Kresge G-1
The film was followed by a Q&A session with the director, Christy Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts

Saving Lives That Give Life: Preventing Maternal Deaths and Advancing Women’s Health
The Forum @ Harvard School of Public Health
A conversation with Dean Julio Frenk, Professor Ana Langer, and Christy Turlington Burns
Watch the on-demand video of the event

Applying Human Rights-Based Approaches to Maternal Health: Where are we and how did we get here?
Global Health Brown Bag Seminar with Alicia Yamin
Thursday, September 27th from 12:30-1:30pm in Building 1, Room 1208

Bringing Hope to Delhi’s Slums
Women and Health Lecture Series
A seminar with Dr. Kiran Martin, founder and director of Asha Community Health and Development Society in India
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 4:00-5:00pm in FXB G11

GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health
Winter Session Information Session
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 12:30-1:20pm in Kresge G1

W&HI Book Club – June 2012
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman

W&HI Book Club – May 2012
“The Cleft: A Novel” by Doris Lessing

Special Seminar with Deborah Maine
“HPV Vaccine: Does it make sense?”
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm
A special seminar with Deborah Maine, an epidemiologist focused on international women’s health, gender and health, and the evidence base of health policies and professor at the Boston University School of Public Health

Women’s Health Journal Club
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 8:30-10:00am
Brigham & Women’s Hospital – DOM Admin Conference Room at OBC-3
Discussion will be led by Dr. Marisa Nadas
Topic – Cervical Cancer Screening in Low-Resource Settings

Special Seminar with Frances Kissling
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm
A special seminar with Frances Kissling, a scholar and activist in the fields of religion, reproductive health, and women’s rights

W&HI Book Club – April 2012
“I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” by Nujood Ali

Roundtable Discussion on JSY & Maternal Health in India: A closer look at conditional cash transfers for institutional deliveries
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm
Opening remarks by Sujatha Rao, the recent Principal Secretary of Health and Welfare of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India. All are welcome to join the conversation. Light refreshments will be served.

“Miss Representation” Screening and Discussion
Thursday, April 5, 2012 from 5:30-7:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Women, Gender & Health Interdisciplinary Concentration and STRIPED

W&HI Book Club – March 2012
“Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks

W&HI Student Thank You & Mingle
Friday, March 23, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm

Special Seminar with Fernando Althabe
“Implementation Research  in Maternal and Perinatal Health”
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm
A special seminar with Fernando Althabe, an obstetrician and researcher from the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy in Buenos Aires, Argentina

International Women’s Day 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Please visit our International Women’s Day 2012 page for a detailed list of events.

Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 10:00-11:00am
“Women and Health Agenda”
Expert Panel with Dr. Ana Langer

Global Health Leadership Seminar
“Challenges and Opportunities in Global Children’s Health”
Friday, March 2, 2012 from 12:00 – 1:30pm
Ann M. Veneman, Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, HSPH; Former Executive Director, UNICEF; Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

International Women’s Day Planning Committee
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm

W&HI Book Club – February 2012
“Mighty Be Our Powers” by Leymah Gbowee

A Woman’s Health Agenda: U.S. Leadership and Investment Globally
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 from 2:00-4:00pm
Hosted by the Boston University Center Global Health & Development, The Global Health Council, John Snow, Inc., Management Sciences for Health, and Pathfinder International

International Women’s Day Planning Committee
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm

International Women’s Day Planning Committee
Monday, January 30, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm

W&HI Book Club – January 2012
“Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides

W&HI Open Office Hours + Welcome Back Housewarming
Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 12:30-1:30pm
FXB Building, 7th Floor (our new office space!)