Events

    2020 Jun 03

    Staying active to support mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    The forum will provide attendees with practical tips and strategies for staying active to support mental health during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic. Led by international experts in exercise physiology, the forum will cover up-to-date evidence about the benefits of physical activity for mood and brain health, discuss current challenges and specific recommendations, and end with a Q&A session.

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    2020 May 13

    Webinar: China's Air Quality and Climate Change: The Known and the Unknown

    12:30pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    Chris Nielsen is the executive director of the Harvard-China Project on Energy, Economy and Environment. Working with faculty at collaborating Chinese universities and across the schools of Harvard, he has managed and developed the interdisciplinary China Project from its inception.

    Learn more about and register for Webinar: China's Air Quality and Climate Change: The...

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    2020 May 13

    Natural Experiments in Health Care: What Really Works

    11:00am to 11:30am

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    Online Event

    One of the biggest challenges facing health care today is identifying what treatments and policy initiatives work and don’t work in real-world settings, particularly when early evidence on treatment effectiveness stems from highly controlled, small populations of patients and when treatments are costly. In this webinar, Anupam B. Jena, MD, PhD, the Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, will discuss how natural experiments and big data can inform our understanding of what works and doesn’t work in health care- including in turbulent times such as the current...

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    2020 May 07

    Epidemics and Health Disparities in African American Communities

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    The Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research is pleased to sponsor a series of conversations:

    Epidemics and African American Communities from 1793 to the Present  -- Hosted by Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds

    Leading scholars in public health, the history of medicine, and African American Studies will join ...

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    2020 May 06

    State Prisons and COVID-19

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online Event

    How should directors of state prison systems respond to the current pandemic? Patricia Caruso and Harold Clarke will draw on their decades of experience to address the particular challenges posed by COVID-19 among incarcerated populations. They will consider possible solutions, including responsible early release, steps to protect both the incarcerated population and staff on the front lines, repurposing prison garment shops to produce protective masks, and other measures—all with the aim of creating lasting public safety. 

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    2020 May 05

    Central Asian Economies and COVID-19: Bracing for Crisis

    10:00am

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    Online Event

    Difficult times are upon us. Central Asian states are dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 and bracing for the second “tsunami wave” – the impact of the pandemic on their economies.  With borders sealed, supply chain interrupted, prices on natural resources going down, and businesses forced to scale down or close, the unprecedented crisis requires strong and smart policies. Join Program Director Nargis Kassenova in conversation with Christian Josz, IMF Mission Chief for the Kyrgyz Republic, Roman Mogilevskii, Associate Director of the University of Central Asia Institute of Public...

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    2020 May 01

    The Cuban Economy in the Context of COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

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    Online Event

    Before the covid-19 pandemic, Cuba was already suffering the worst economic crisis since the 1990s after the collapse of the socialist camp. In addition to basically maintaining the central planning model (with some modest reforms) that was unable to increase GDP growth and production, Cuba has suffered significant cuts in its economic relationship with Venezuela and Trumps' aggressive policies that strengthened the U.S. embargo. Evaluating the impact of these three factors, the presentations show the domestic macroeconomic indicators and the impact of the two external variables....

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    2020 Apr 10

    Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online via Zoom—Harvard Medical School

     

    Join Harvard Medical School online for "Addiction: A Paradigm Shift from Problem to Patient through Policy."

    Addiction is one of numerous public health crises facing the US today. Treatment for severe substance use disorders (i.e., addiction) has evolved over time as science has advanced to better understand addiction as a chronic disease, acceptance of evidence-based practice guidelines, and availability of safe and effective treatments. Patients, however, still face barriers to engaging treatment for a variety...

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    2020 Apr 01

    Spring Into Yoga

    Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed May 27 2020 .
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    Location: 

    Online Event

    This session will be held online using Zoom. Instructions will be included in your registration confirmation.

    Quiet your mind, energize your body, and achieve relaxation with Spring into Yoga! Each class will incorporate flowing, intentional vinyasa-style movements, stretches, and breathing practices to relax the body. Modifications will be offered for participants of all levels to ensure your maximum benefit and healthy alignment.

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    2020 Mar 02

    The Pursuit of Happiness

    3:30pm to 5:00pm

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    Harvard Business School, Klarman Hall, Batten Way, Boston

    Join this thought-provoking talk by Arthur Brooks who distills 40 years and hundreds of social science research studies on happiness, into a surprising set of answers to questions like: What percentage of the population is happy? What brings us happiness? Who is happier, men or women? How much of happiness is genetically determine?

    How can we pursue the surest path to happiness? Arthur has the answers.

    The event will have a show opener featuring a performance by the Faculty band: Indie Folk rock, including:
    Mike Norton: vocals, guitar, bass
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