Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 28

    Nutrition Governance: A Unified Framework for Undernutrition and Obesity


    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA
    12:30pm to 1:20pm

    Jesse B. Bump is Lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population, and Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Bump’s research focuses on the historical, political, and economic forces that are among the most fundamental determinants of ill health and the effectiveness of related institutions.

  • 2017 Mar 23

    Building Bridges Session 10: Building Environmentally Sound, Culturally Compatible Schools for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon


    Kennedy School of Government
    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    Richard Mollica, MD MAR, Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma at Harvard Medical School

    Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; links will be posted a few weeks before the event.

    To reach the seminar’s webpage, click on, choose Study Groups from the left-hand menu, and scroll down to the Building Bridges link.


  • 2017 Mar 21

    Human Rights in the U.S. under President Trump


    WCC 3034
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Please join us for a talk with Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, Deputy Washington Director for Human Rights Watch, on human rights in the U.S. under the Trump administration. Ms McFarland Sanchez-Moreno will reflect on the President’s policies that would harm rights protections, and his positions vis-à-vis institutions of law that are essential to the functioning of democracy. She will discuss how Human Rights Watch is responding to these challenges, and consider broader questions arising about the role of the human rights movement today. Lunch will be provided.

  • 2017 Mar 20

    A Year In: Examining Myanmar’s Democratic Transition


    WCC 4059 Harvard Law School
    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    Please join us for a talk by May Sabe Phyu, a Kachin leader and a winner of the State Department’s “International Woman of Courage” award. She will discuss efforts to prevent violence against women; the ongoing armed conflicts in Kachin and Shan States; and how peace activists are attempting to address entrenched militarization in the country.

  • 2017 Mar 09

    Screening and Discussion of “What Tomorrow Brings


    WCC 1023

    Please join us for a screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” the third in a film series presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change about women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. The documentary explores how, in the remote, conservative Afghan village of Deh Subz, the very first girls’ school opens across the street from an all boys’ madrassa, challenging centuries-old social traditions against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from the war on terror.

  • 2017 Mar 06

    Laughtivism: Fighting Authoritarian Regimes with the Power of Humor


    Carr Center Conference room R-219
    4:30pm to 6:00pm


    How do you start, build, and complete a peaceful revolution?  How do we fight oppression and violence? Why were the Serbian and Arab Spring revolutionaries able to topple deep-seated autocrats while the American Occupy movement failed to achieve its stated goals? What are the application of rules for 'people power' movements in different environments - from autocracies to democracies?

  • 2017 Mar 06

    Young Children, Families, and Communities: Global Trends to Promote Early Childhood Development


    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA
    12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Joan Lombardi, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Dr. Lombardi is an international expert on child development and social policy. She currently serves as senior advisor to the Bernard van Leer Foundation on global child development strategies and to the Buffett Early Childhood Fund on national initiatives. She also directs Early Opportunities LLC, focusing on innovation, policy, and philanthropy. From 2009 to 2011, she served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the first deputy assistant secretary for Early Childhood Development in the Obama administration.