Global Health Events

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Book Launch: The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

April 25, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
Alexandra Harney, former reporter and editor at the Financial Times, discusses her new book, an exposé of how China's factory economy competes for Western business by selling out its workers, its environment, and its future.
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More or Less?: Two Accounts of Population and Family Planning

April 22, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Columbia University's Matthew Connelly and WorldWatch Institute's Robert Engelman discuss population, family planning, and their recently released books.

Health Care in Crisis: What's Driving Health Reform in Canada and the United States?

April 16, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
At the publication launch of the 9th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors discussed how the current political conversation regarding U.S. health care reform does not reflect the complexity and diversity of the American medical care system.
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Public Health Democracy: U.S. and Global Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

April 02, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dr. Doris Browne, Program Director of the Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Peter Greenwald, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute; Dr. Lucile Adams-Campbell, Director of the Howard University Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine

Gender Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Causes and Consequences.

April 02, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
Gender-based violence is perhaps nowhere more prevalent than in the war-torn eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Arid Lands

March 14, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The film offers a look at the impacts of the Hanford nuclear site on the land and people of the Columbia River basin. Home to two-thirds of the United States' high-level nuclear waste, the Hanford site is the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in history.
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Population-Health-Environment Programs: Assessing the Past, Planning the Future

March 13, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Systematic assessments of development programs are critical in identifying and expanding best practices and minimizing unsuccessful approaches. Panelists present the results of their assessments of PHE programs.
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Reducing Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries

March 12, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Wendy Graham, Immpact Principal Investigator, and Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology, University of Aberdeen; Dr. Julia Hussein, Ipact Scientific Director, and Immpact Senior Research Fellow; Cynthia Stanton, Immpact Researcher, and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Sophie Witter, Immpact/Ipact Health Economist
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Global Epidemics: The Contribution of Work

March 05, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Peter Schnall, Professor of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, and Director, Center for Social Epidemiology; Paul Landsbergis, Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Marnie Dobson, Associate Director, Center for Social Epidemiology, and Research Associate, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at University of California, Irvine; Ellen Rosskam, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Josh Bivens, Economist, Economic Policy Institute
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Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.

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