Dean Julio Frenk, Prof. Sue Goldie to discuss Global Health Diplomacy at Havard Kennedy School

For immediate release: Friday, December 3, 2010

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – A conversation focusing on global health diplomacy featuring the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, the former Minister of Health of Mexico who is now dean of Harvard’s School of Public Health, and the head of Harvard’s Institute on Global Health will take place Dec. 6 at Harvard Kennedy School. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Distinguished guest:

  • H.E. Jonas Gahr Støre, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway;

Other panelists:

  • Julio Frenk, dean, Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and former Minister of Health of Mexico;
  • Sue Goldie, professor of public health, HSPH and head of Harvard’s Institute on Global Health;
  • David Ellwood, dean, Harvard Kennedy School (moderator).

Panelists will examine how universities, governments and foundations can best cooperate to ensure that their collective knowledge of global health is translated into effective policies and programs. Questions and answers will follow from the audience.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean, Harvard Kennedy School; and Office of the Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, and presented by the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Prior to the event, a memorandum of understanding will be signed to strengthen collaboration between the Harvard School of Public Health and three Norwegian institutions (University of Oslo, Norwegian Institute of Public Health and Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services) on research, teaching, knowledge translation and leadership development within public and global health.

Journalists interested in covering the Forum should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

A live Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum is available.

This event will be web-streamed live:

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For more information

Julie Rafferty, HSPH

Doug Gavel, HKS