Friday Luncheon Seminars

The Harvard Pop Center and the Program on the Global Demography of Aging are pleased to sponsor a Friday Luncheon Seminar series focused on salient issues in population health, demography, and economics. These informal gatherings serve as opportunities for researchers to garner important feedback from others working in similar areas.

We offer a mix of presentations—from standard research dissemination by Pop Center members, to work-in-progress sessions by junior scholars, to research methodology seminars by our staff.

Sessions are scheduled on Fridays from 12:00–1:00 at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, unless otherwise noted.

All Harvard faculty, researchers and students are welcome to attend.

If you would like to receive emails with registration information, please contact Claudette Agustin. *

If you would like to present at a Friday lunch session, please contact Claudette Agustin.


Fall 2020

Our fall seminars will be taking place online

Friday, September 18, 2020

Sunetra Gupta, PhD, professor of theoretical epidemiology, department of zoology, University of Oxford, will present “A crisis of pathos in the global response to COVID-19.” Please REGISTER.
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Friday, Septmber 25, 2020

Justin Rodgers, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, will present “Quantifying heterogeneity in treatment effects among children in the Head Start Impact Study.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Elyse Jennings, PhD, research scientist, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, will present “Marital experiences and depressive symptoms in rural South Africa.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Maleah Fekete, PhD student in sociology, Harvard University will present “Comparing depression rates across nations.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

Friday, October 23, 2020

Maja-Emilia Marcus, doctoral student and research fellow, Chair of Development Economics/ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), Georg-August-University of Göttingen, will present “Noncommunicable diseases in LMICs: The global state of care and insights from a screening intervention in Indonesia.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Leah Gose, PhD student in sociology, Harvard University will present “Reimagining the Social Safety Net: What the aid provision efforts of local community organizations can tell us about disadvantage and access”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Darina Bassil, PhD, MPH, research associate, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HAALSI Dementia Project) will present “Incidence of dementia in cancer survivors: Evidence from a large UK population cohort study.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Sung Park, PhD, Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, will present “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Work and Cognition.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Meagan Farrell, PhD, research associate, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; project director, HAALSI Dementia Study, will present “Language skills, life experience, and cognitive reserve in aging South Africans.”

 This is a closed audience seminar; emails with links to register will be sent to invitees.*

Past Friday Luncheon Seminars