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Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology Fellowship Education Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Lecturer on Law and Global Health & Director of the JD/MPH program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Connors Center Education Seminar feat. Prof. Alicia Yamin

March 29, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Pre-registration required?
Registration closed?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 ǀ 12:00 PM – 1:00PM

DGIM Conference Room
One Brigham Circle, 1620 Tremont St.

RSVP to Meygan Lackey by March 15th, 2016 (Limited seating available)

Alicia Ely Yamin is a lecturer on global health at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, director of the school’s JD/MPH program, policy director of the Harvard FXB Center, and a senior associated researcher at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway. Trained in both law and public health at Harvard, for over 20 years Yamin’s career at the intersection of health and human rights has bridged academia and activism. From 2007 to 2011 Yamin held the prestigious Joseph H. Flom Fellowship on Global Health and Human Rights at Harvard Law School. Prior to that she served as director of research and investigations at Physicians for Human Rights, where she oversaw all of the organization’s field investigations, and was on the faculty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Yamin is known globally for her pioneering scholarship and advocacy in relation to economic and social rights and rights-based approaches to health, for which she has received multiple distinctions. In 2016 Yamin was appointed member of a United Nations high level expert group on health employment and economic growth and was selected to be a member of the Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030). Yamin’s latest book, Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks and Why They Matter, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2016).

Directions: The DGIM Conference Room is located on the third floor of One Brigham Circle (across from BWH near the Stop and Shop). After you exit the elevators on the third floor, take a left. Enter the first door on the right (Dept. of Gen. Internal Medicine). The DGIM Conference Room is to the left.