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LAUNCH | The Lancet Commission on peaceful societies through health equity and gender equality

Join the Wilson Center, in partnership with The Lancet, on Thursday, September 7th as the Lancet Commission on peaceful societies through health equity and gender equality launches its report which examines how health equity and gender equality can make our societies more peaceful.

Date & Time

Sep. 7, 2023
9:00am – 10:30am ET


Online Only


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Communities and countries around the globe face multiple and overlapping crises, fueled by mounting social, political, and economic pressures. Global leadership and governance structures are failing to address these pressures, with the consequences of this failure most deeply felt in fragile and conflict affected settings. In this challenging environment, how can greater health equity and gender equality contribute to building more peaceful societies?

Please join the Wilson Center’s Maternal Health Initiative and Canada Institute, in partnership with The Lancet, for the launch of the Lancet Commission on peaceful societies through health equity and gender equality's report. Hear from report authors, partners, and subject matter experts on how advances towards health equity and gender equality can make our societies more peaceful.


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Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, World Health Organization 
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Carolyn Chisadza

Commissioner; Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria
Peter Friberg

Peter Friberg

Commission Co-chair; Professor, University of Gothenburg
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Tarja Halonen

Former President of Finland; Commission Chair
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Dr. Richard Horton

Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
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Chris Milligan

Former Counselor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Alaa Murabit

Dr. Alaa Murabit

Director, Program Advocacy and Communications, Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Valerie Percival

Valerie Percival

Lead Author, Wilson Center fellow


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Pam Das

Senior Executive Editor, The Lancet

Hosted By

Maternal Health Initiative

Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers.  Read more

Canada Institute

The mission of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute is to raise the level of knowledge of Canada in the United States, particularly within the Washington, DC policy community.  Research projects, initiatives, podcasts, and publications cover contemporary Canada, US-Canadian relations, North American political economy, and Canada's global role as it intersects with US national interests.  Read more

Environmental Change and Security Program

The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy.  Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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