Public Health and Medicine

Jorge I. Domínguez

Jorge I. Domínguez

Vice-Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University
Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

Professor Jorge I. Domínguez continues to work on Cuba’s domestic and international politics and economics. With… Read more about Jorge I. Domínguez

Room K216, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 617-495-5982
2017 May 04

Brazil Studies Program: Brazilian Response to HIV/AIDS: Accomplishments and Challenges

12:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Building 1,12th Floor, Room 1208

Speaker: Aluisio Segurado, Chairman, International Relations Committee, University of São Paulo Medical School

Aluísio Segurado

Aluísio C. Segurado is a Full Professor in the Department of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, FMUSP. He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Program of International… Read more about Brazil Studies Program: Brazilian Response to HIV/AIDS: Accomplishments and Challenges

2017 Apr 01

Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Panel Discussions

10:00am to 6:45pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

Urban Challenges in an Age of Shifting Sovereignties
Register here. Registration is not required to attend, but it is encouraged.

See the full program agenda here.

This two-day conference addresses current challenges hampering Mexico City’s urban development, sharing lessons learned so far and engaging in a dialogue with Harvard faculty and… Read more about Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Panel Discussions

2017 Mar 31

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

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

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.

*This presentation will be conducted in Spanish with simultaneous… Read more about Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Keynote Address*

2017 Mar 23

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

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

The association between Zika Virus and birth malformations (including microcephaly) spurred government leaders to suggest that women… Read more about Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Impact of the Zika Virus Outbreak on Brazilian Fertility

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.

This summer, a group of engineering students… Read more about Digging for solutions in Peru

2016 Oct 11

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

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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.  

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Argentina firma acuerdo para luchar contra el mal de Chagas

Argentina firma acuerdo para luchar contra el mal de Chagas

July 20, 2016

Los niños y las mujeres en edad fértil provenientes recibirán atención para la detección. 

Redacción. Buenos Aires
La fundación argentina Mundo Sano, y el Centro David Rockefeller para Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Harvard (EE.UU.) han firmado un acuerdo para luchar contra la enfermedad de Chagas, patología mortal causada por un parásito.

El convenio tiene como objetivo inicial… Read more about Argentina firma acuerdo para luchar contra el mal de Chagas

Enrique Cifuentes

Enrique Cifuentes

Principal Research Scientist
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Landmark Center West 401 Park Drive PO Box 15677
665 Huntington Ave
Boston MA 02115
p: +1 617 384 8855
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

Location: 

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

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

Location: 

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

Income inequality fell in Brazil and in most of Latin America countries since the beginning of the new millennium when Conditional Cash Transfer (CCTs) programs started to spread throughout the continent. What was the exact contribution of CCTs to income and health inequalities? What is the connection between CCTs and social targets based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Given the current economic difficulties and… Read more about Income Distribution, Distribution of Opportunities and Income Policies in Brazil: A Next Generation of Conditional Cash Transfers?

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