Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

W&HI Book Club – August 2014
“White Teeth” by Zadie Smith
“Distant View of a Minaret and Other Stories” by Alifa Rifaat
Tuesday, August 19th from 5:30-7:00pm
The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

PAST EVENTS

W&HI Book Club – June 2014
“The Girl in the Road” by Monica Byrne
Thursday, June 19th from 5:30-7:00pm
The Squealing Pig, 134 Smith Street, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – May 2014
“Thrive” by Arianna Huffington
Thursday, May 15th from 5:30-7:00pm
Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – April 2014
“A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseieni
Thursday, April 17th from 5:30-7:00pm
Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Judith F. Helzner
“Promoting Improvements in Maternal Mortality in Nigeria: Examples from a Donor’s Toolkit to Effect Change”

Wednesday, April 9th from 4:00-5:00pm
Building 1, Room 1208

Politics, Public Health, and Abortion: Examining the changing legal environment in Mexico and Central America
Friday, March 28th from 8:30am-5:30pm
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
This event will be in English and Spanish.

W&HI Book Club – March 2014
“Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd
Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-7:00pm
Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

International Women’s Day 2014 Event*
Women and Health: A Cause for Optimism

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:30-1:20 pm
Harvard School of Public Health, Kresge G1
Open to the public, all are welcome!
Free light lunch provided — RSVP at http://bit.ly/wghevent

W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Nick Pearson
A special seminar on:
“Designing patient-centered maternity services in Kenya”
Friday, March 7, 2014
12:30 – 1:30pm
FXB 710

International Women’s Day 2014 Event
Inspiring Change through Education
Film screening of Graceland Girls
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
6:00pm at the MCLE Auditorium on 10 Winter Street in Boston, MA
Co-sponsored with the Women’s Forum at the United Nations Association of Greater Boston

W&HI Book Club – February 2014
“The Circle” by Dave Eggers
Thursday, February 27th from 5:30-7:00pm
Yard House, 126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – November 2013
“Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital” by Eric Manheimer
Tuesday, November 19th from 5:30-7:00pm
Citizen Public House,
 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Frontiers in Global Health Seminar
The True Costs of Maternal Mortality on Children and Families: A Discussion of Findings from Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, and Malawi
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 12:30-1:30pm
GHP Conference Room, Building 1, Room 1208
This seminar will be moderated by Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH and will feature Lucia Night, PhD; Mitike Molla, PhD; Junior Bazile, MD, and Jocelyn Finlay, PhD.
For more information, log on to: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ghp.

W&HI Book Club – October 2013
“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple
Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30-7:00pm
Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA

W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Petra Ten Hoope-Bender
“From goal to reality: making maternal and newborn health happen”
Monday, October 7th 12:30-1:20pm
FXB G-12

W&HI Lecture Series: A Seminar with Metin Gulmezoglu
“Antenatal care packages with reduced visits and perinatal mortality: a secondary analysis of the WHO Antenatal Care Trial”
Wednesday, October 9th 12:30-1:20pm
FXB G-11

W&HI Book Club – September 2013
“Crow After Roe: How “Separate but Equal” has Become the New Standard in Women’s Health and How We Can Change That” by Robin Marty and Jessica Mason Pieklo
Monday, September 16 from 5:30-7:00pm
Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Winter Session Information Session  – GHP 547: Field Experience in Maternal Health
Monday, September 9 from 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Kresge G-1

W&HI Book Club – August 2013
“The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption” by Kathryn Joyce
Tuesday, August 13 from 5:30-7:00pm
Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – July 2013
“Missionary, Mercenary, Mystic, Misfit” by J.
Wednesday, July 17th from 5:30 to 7:00PM
Citizen Public House, 1310 Boylston St., Boston, MA

W&HI Book Club – June 2013
“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Tuesday, June 25th from 5:30 to 7PM


W&HI Book Club – May 2013
“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tuesday, May 21st from 5:30-7:00pm

Maternal Health Dialogue
“Address Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth” 
hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force.
Thursday, May 2nd from 12:00-2:00pm
RSVP to attend the DC event in-person or watch the live webcast here.
Follow this session on twitter using the hashtag “#MHDialogue”.

The Harvard Schlesinger Library, the Harvard College Women’s Center, and Baraka Birth invite you to a screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives
Wednesday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00pm
Sheerr Room, Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
Free and open to the public. Please arrive early, as seating is limited.

W&HI Book Club – April 2013
“Beauty Without the Breast” by Felicia Marie Knaul
Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm

W&HI Lecture Series
A Seminar with Gwyneth Lewis
Director of International Maternal Health Research, University College London
“Global Maternal Health: The role of maternal death and ‘near miss’ reviews”
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 12:30-1:30pm in FXB G-13
To view Dr. Lewis’ slides from the seminar, click here: Gwyneth Lewis Seminar Slides
To view a video-recording of the seminar, click here: Gwyneth Lewis Seminar Video

Maternal Health Dialogue
Join us for the next discussion in the Advancing Dialogue on Maternal Health series,
“The Impact of Violence Against Women on Maternal Health,”
hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative in partnership with UNFPA and the Maternal Health Task Force.
Thursday, April 18th from 12:00-2:00pm
RSVP to attend the DC event in-person or watch the live webcast here.

An Evening with Paula Johnson, MD, MPH
Thursday, April 11th
6:30 – 7:30pm
Kresge G 1 Auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health
This seminar is hosted by Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and the Women and Health Initiative
Please register at pplm.org/Johnson

Maternal Health in India – Dialogue Series – April 4 2013
Hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force, UNFPA, and the Woodrow Wilson Center in three locations: New Delhi, Washington, DC and Boston, as well as online, via a live webcast from 9:00-11:00 AM (EDT).
Thursday, April 4th, 9:00 – 11:00am
The dialogue will feature remarks from:
Dr. Abhay Bang // Director, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health
Aparajita Gogoi // Director, CEDPA India Society; Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood India; Advisory Committee Member, Population Foundation of India
Anuradha Gupta // Joint Secretary & Mission Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Dr. Rajani Ved // Advisor, Community Processes, National Health System Resource Centre
John Townsend // Vice President, Reproductive Health Programs, Population Council
Mary Nell Wegner // Deputy Director of Policy & Technical Support, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard School of Public
To attend the Boston broadcast from the Leadership Studio @ HSPH, please rsvp here as space is limited.To join the conversation online, link to the live simulcast at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/.

Takemi Fellow Lecture
Teenage childbearing: a growing public health concern in need of urgent policy and program action
Rajesh Kumar Rai, Research Associate, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Monday, April 8th, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Building 1, 11th floor conference room

W&HI Book Club – March 2013
“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
Tuesday, March 26th from 5:30-7:00pm
Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA

HSPH International Women’s Day Reception
Thursday, March 28th, 5pm-7pm FXB Atrium
Featured speakers: Felicia Knaul, Nancy Krieger, and Ana Langer
Announcement of the summer maternal health scholarship recipients
Special dance performance
Light refreshments
**Rescheduled from March 8th**

Seminar with Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health of Rwanda
“The Equity Imperative: Building and strenghtening a national health system in Rwanda”
Monday, March 11th
5:00 – 6:00pm in the Armenise Amphitheater, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue
This talk is sponsored by Harvard Medical School

Movie screening of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity Part Two and a Q&A/discussion with Dr. Ana Langer
Wednesday, March 13th
5:30-7:30pm in Harvard Hall 202
Harvard College Women’s Week Hosted by the Harvard College Women’s Center & Harvard Undergraduate Maternal Health Initiative

Simmons College: The 16th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast
7:30am, Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 300 The Fenway, Boston
Theme: Women and Hunger: Putting Food on the Table
Suggested donation: $6 Rsvp by March 4: http://iwd2013.eventbrite.com/

HKS Women and Public Policy Program: International Women’s Day Breakfast 8:30am, Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th floor
All students, faculty and staff are welcome! http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/wappp/news-events/events-calendar?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D103816824

Mass Ave/Harvard Bridge: 4th annual Join me on the Bridge campaign
Meet at 10:00am: http://joinmeonthebridge.org/events/massachusetts-ave-bridge
On International Women’s Day, 8 March, thousands of people show that they are with the women of Afghanistan, Iraq, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and other war-torn countries.

Real Women on Health On-Line Radio
Starts at 12:30pm http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realwomenonhealth/2013/03/08/international-womens-day-march-8th Conversations with entrepreneurs, advocates, policy makers and change agents who are leading efforts to improve women’s health around the world

IWD @ HBS (50th anniversary of women being admitted to HBS)
“HBS-wide activities” including “a series of student-focused discussions and events” There will also be a Signature Event at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 6:30pm – 8:30pm, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of women being admitted to the two-year MBA program Open to alumnae and guests http://www.hbswa.org/article.html?aid=376

W&HI Book Club – February 2013
“Women Don’t Ask” by Linda Babcock and Sarah Laschever
Tuesday, February 26th from 5:30-7:00pm
Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA

W&HI Book Club – January 2013
“Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver
Thursday, January 31st from 5:30-7:00pm
Beacon Tavern; 1032 Beacon Street; Brookline, MA

Global Maternal Health Conference 2013: Improving Quality of Care
Arusha, Tanzania Co-sponsored by Management Development for Health and the Maternal Health Task Force

The W&HI has been busy! Please visit our archived events pages to see what we were up to in 2012 and 2011.