Public Health and Medicine

2017 Mar 31

Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Keynote Address*

6:30pm to 9:00pm


Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City
Introduction: Jorge DomínguezAntonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Live streaming will be available here.

2017 Mar 23

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Impact of the Zika Virus Outbreak on Brazilian Fertility

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Live streaming will be available on the DRCLAS Facebook page.

Speaker: Marcia Castro, Associate Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator:  Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

Digging for solutions in Peru

September 13, 2016

Engineering students explore cleaner methods for mining gold

By Adam Zewe

Each year, an estimated 30 to 40 tons of mercury are illegally dumped into the environment in Peru’s pristine Madre De Dios region by miners extracting gold from the Amazon River basin.

2016 Oct 11

Tuesday Seminar Series: The Politics of Reproduction. Abortion Reform in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Cora Fernandez Anderson,  Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Mount Holyoke College

Argentina, Chile and Uruguay share general social, economic and cultural characteristics but they differ radically in their abortion policies. The presentation examines the strength of the campaigns for abortion reform, their relationships with leftist parties in power and the context of church-state relations to provide an explanation for the status of abortion policies in these countries during the last fifteen years.  

Enrique Cifuentes

Enrique Cifuentes

Principal Research Scientist
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
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2016 May 02

Grassroots Reconstruction through ‘Minka’ for Justice and Health—Is There a Role for Direct Participation in Health System Governance in Post-Conflict Colombia?

12:00pm to 1:00pm


Central Street Health Center, Room 4-B-11, Cambridge Health Alliance, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Julian Urrutia Ripoll will discuss how direct participation in health system reform and healthcare delivery supports grassroots reconstruction and transitional justice in Colombia following decades of internal armed conflict.

Mr. Urrutia is a PhD candidate in health policy (ethics concentration) at Harvard University and an MD candidate at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His doctoral research focuses on the role of health systems for the realization of human rights and other democratic values in penitentiary and post-conflict settings.

2016 Apr 19

Income Distribution, Distribution of Opportunities and Income Policies in Brazil: A Next Generation of Conditional Cash Transfers?

12:30pm to 1:30pm


Kresge G1, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Speaker: Dr. Marcelo Neri, Director of FGV Social and Founder of the Center for Social Policies at Getulio Vargas Foundation