FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

Realizing Roma Rights: Press Release

April 1, 2017

 

By Susan Lloyd McGarry and Krista Oehlke

Today Harvard FXB research director Jacqueline Bhabha and instructor and director of the Roma Program Margareta Matache announce the release ofRealizing Roma Rights, a volume they have edited with Andrzej Mirga, Chair of the Roma Education Fund. The book, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, investigates anti-Roma racism and documents a growing Roma-led political movement engaged in building a more inclusive and just Europe.

As… Read more about Realizing Roma Rights: Press Release

2017 Apr 20

Building Bridges: Trauma and Torture among Syrian Refugees

4:00pm to 5:30pm

 

Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; links will be posted a few weeks before the event. (Note that this session recently was changed from April 6, and the session originally scheduled for this date is now on April 6… Read more about Building Bridges: Trauma and Torture among Syrian Refugees

2017 Apr 11

Assessing the Protection Status of Urban Adolescent Refugees in Ecuador and Zambia

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

 

Elizabeth Donger is a research associate at Harvard FXB. She has experience in nonprofit programming, investigative research and legal advocacy with refugee and internally displaced communities in Jordan, Colombia, the U.S., and the U.K. Her work at FXB focuses on issues of distress migration and child protection. She is the Ecuador project lead for the urban refugee youth study, a collaboration with the UNHCR that assesses the strength of the protection system, and its effects on youth health and well-being.

 

Jennifer Leigh (appearing via Skype from on research… Read more about Assessing the Protection Status of Urban Adolescent Refugees in Ecuador and Zambia

2017 Apr 10

CONFERENCE: Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room 12 Quincy St Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights will host the Fifth Annual Roma Conference, Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution, at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day. The event will bring together academic, literary, artistic, and student communities to explore the contributions of the Roma community to global culture, arts, and material production.

The Harvard FXB Center has organized an event on International Roma Day for the past four years. Previous events have… Read more about CONFERENCE: Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution

2017 Apr 09

“I Declare at My Own Risk” One-Woman Play, part of Culture Beyond Borders

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room 12 Quincy St Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

 

I Declare at My Own Risk,” Alina Șerban’s illuminating and highly acclaimed examination of conflicting identities, social discrimination, and the redemptive force of self-expression, will begin the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Culture Beyond Borders: The Roma Contribution . Șerban’s performance, inspired by the autobiographical story of the actress, a Romanian from the Roma minority, follows the dilemmas, challenges and… Read more about “I Declare at My Own Risk” One-Woman Play, part of Culture Beyond Borders

2017 Apr 06

Building Bridges: U.S. Refugee Resettlement and Asylum Processing, Challenges and Barriers

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Kresge Building G2 677 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

 

Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights  and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Director,  Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, Harvard Law School

Places are limited. RSVP and pre-reading is required; (Note that this session recently was changed from April 20, and the session originally scheduled for this date is now on April 20.)

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2017 Mar 28

Nutrition Governance: A Unified Framework for Undernutrition and Obesity

12:30pm to 1:20pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

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. Projects have investigated the history of child health problems such as diarrheal disease and congenital syphilis to explain how issues rise and fall on the global health agenda and to… Read more about Nutrition Governance: A Unified Framework for Undernutrition and Obesity

2017 Mar 30

Building Bridges Session 9, Protection for Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB Building, G-13 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

 

Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights  and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Susan Akram, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, Boston University School of Law and BU Law Students

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 … Read more about Building Bridges Session 9, Protection for Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

2017 Mar 23

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

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Kennedy School of Government

 

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 www.belfercenter.org/SyrianRefugeeResearch, choose Study Groups from the left-hand menu, and scroll down to the Building Bridges link.

 

2017 Mar 21

The Right to Health: Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Elizabeth H. Shlala works on the historical roots and contemporary impact of modern migration in the Middle East. Her work focuses on law, gender and identity. She recently spent three years as a Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received a certificate for Session IV of the Euro-Mediterranean Consortium for Applied Research on International Migration at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute and has been a researcher at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University and at the… Read more about The Right to Health: Sri Lankan Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

2017 Mar 06

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

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA

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.… Read more about Young Children, Families, and Communities: Global Trends to Promote Early Childhood Development

2017 Feb 21

Universal Health Coverage: The Changing Global Context and Risks to Rights

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710, 651 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA

r. Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems and the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Atun’s research focuses on the design and implementation of health systems reforms and their impact on outcomes. His research also explores adoption and diffusion of innovations in health systems (e.g. health technologies, disease control programmes, and primary healthcare reforms), and innovative financing in global health. Organization. Prof. Atun is a co-Investigator and the joint lead for the innovation work stream at the National… Read more about Universal Health Coverage: The Changing Global Context and Risks to Rights

2016 Apr 08

CONFERENCE: Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice

(All day)

Location: 

12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Harvard’s Mahindra Humanities Center will host the Fourth Annual Roma Conference,“Responses to State Sponsored Violence and Collective Injustice” at Harvard University to mark International Roma Day.

The… Read more about CONFERENCE: Responses to State Sponsored Collective Injustice

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