One of the core responsibilities of our School of Public Health is the translation of our scholarship so that we can influence those who can make change happen. To that end, the Dean’s Seminars aim to bring to campus leading thinkers and doers around issues of contemporary concern, aiming both to inform our internal conversation and to generate a broader conversation around public health approaches to these issues.
Past Contemporary Issues in Public Health Seminars
Tuesday, May 9 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration
Ali Noorani (SPH’99), Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
Thursday, April 13 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
It’s Not About the Bathroom: The Fight for Transgender Equality
Mason Dunn, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Co-Chair of the Freedom Massachusetts Campaign
Monday, April 10 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Income Inequality and Health in America: A Lancet Special Issue
Welcoming several of the special issue’s authors for a discussion
Tuesday, March 28 | 4:30–6 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in Global Health
Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks and Executive Director, Staying Alive Foundation; Joel Christian Gill, Chair of Foundations, New Hampshire Institute of Art; and Alex Horwitz, Filmmaker.
Tuesday, March 28 | noon–1:30 p.m. | Morse Auditorium, 602 Commonwealth Avenue
Georgia Arnold, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Viacom International Media Networks and Executive Director, Staying Alive Foundation. Co-sponsored with Public Health Post.
Monday, March 20 | 4:30–5:30 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Dispatches from the North: Learning from Canadian Health Care
Danielle Martin, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
Thursday, March 2 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Health, Politics, and Planned Parenthood
Jennifer Childs-Roshak, President and CEO, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts and Juana Matias, Massachusetts State Representative
Thursday, February 16 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Can the Private Sector Make a Difference?
Deborah Dugan, Chief Executive Officer, (RED)
Thursday, January 26 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
Wish List for the New President
Christopher F. Koller, President, Milbank Memorial Fund | Lisa Wong, Former Mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Thursday, November 3 | 1–2 p.m. | Hiebert Lounge
HIV: Succeeding at Treatment, Failing at Prevention
Francois Venter, Executive Director, Wits RHI and Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa