April 12th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Healthcare as a human right: A conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders

Virtual In Person

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been shaping public health policy for decades, in keeping with his conviction that healthcare is a human right. In this fireside chat, he’ll discuss … Continue reading "Healthcare as a human right: A conversation with Sen. Bernie Sanders"


April 9th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Preventing gun violence: Promising public health approaches

Virtual

Twenty-five years after the shootings at Columbine High School, the U.S. continues to experience outsized rates of gun violence compared to much of the world. But amid the heartbreak, there … Continue reading "Preventing gun violence: Promising public health approaches"


April 3rd, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

What’s in our water? Examining risks 10 years after Flint

Virtual In Person

A Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum  What health risks lurk in U.S. tap water? Our expert panel will explore what’s changed since the water crisis in Flint, Mich., … Continue reading "What’s in our water? Examining risks 10 years after Flint"


April 1st, 2024 @ 6:00 pm

When youth sue to protect the planet and their health: Inside a bold legal strategy to fight climate change

Virtual In Person

Presented jointly with:   Departments of Nutrition and Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health  C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment), Harvard T.H. Chan School of … Continue reading "When youth sue to protect the planet and their health: Inside a bold legal strategy to fight climate change"


March 27th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Overdose prevention: New strategies for harm reduction

Virtual In Person

Drug overdose deaths continue to climb in the U.S., taking more than 100,000 lives a year. In response, public health leaders are exploring harm reduction policies.  Our panel of experts … Continue reading "Overdose prevention: New strategies for harm reduction"


March 25th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Making a health case for reparations in Boston

Virtual In Person

Presented jointly with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights  As the national conversation on reparations heats up, Boston has launched a task force to document the city’s ties … Continue reading "Making a health case for reparations in Boston"


March 14th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Leadership in a partisan age: A conversation with Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) and former Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)

Virtual

Fierce partisanship dominates U.S. politics at a national level. Yet in some states, bipartisan cooperation is possible. This event brings together Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, who recently won re-election as … Continue reading "Leadership in a partisan age: A conversation with Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) and former Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)"


March 6th, 2024 @ 11:30 am

Empowering girls in Africa: A Q&A with Sierra Leone First Lady Fatima Maada Bio

Virtual In Person

In this fireside chat, Fatima Maada Bio, first lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, will discuss the critical importance of empowering girls and women to shape Africa’s future. Drawing … Continue reading "Empowering girls in Africa: A Q&A with Sierra Leone First Lady Fatima Maada Bio"


March 4th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

Tackling the loneliness epidemic: A Q&A with Sen. Chris Murphy

Virtual In Person

Social isolation and loneliness have emerged as a public health crisis, with links to elevated risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, and anxiety. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is … Continue reading "Tackling the loneliness epidemic: A Q&A with Sen. Chris Murphy"


February 27th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm

How air pollution impacts our brains

Virtual In Person

The air we breathe has a direct impact on our brain. Mounting evidence links air pollution exposure to increased risk for cognitive decline and neurodegenerative conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. … Continue reading "How air pollution impacts our brains"