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A Tale of Two Systems: The Impact of Universal Health Coverage on Financial Risk Protection in Taiwan and South Korea

May 10, 2016

Abstract:One of the key objectives of introducing a compulsory health insurance is to provide citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, with financial risk protection against unexpected...

Using Behavioral Economics and Information Communication Technology to Combat Polio in Pakistan

February 27, 2015

Speaker BioMichael CallenAssistant Professor, Public PolicyHarvard Kennedy School  Michael Callen is assistant professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

The Fabric of NGOs

January 15, 2015

The Fabric of NGOsPlease join us in a discussion of the role of NGOs in the field of human rights, and of the important role they play in the world today.

Contemporary Challenges in Global Public Health: A Discussion on How Health is an Integral Aspect of the Overall Development and Sustainability Landscape

May 2, 2014

For nearly 70 years, CARE has been serving individuals and families in the world's poorest communities.

Global Health and Local Governance in Rural Malawi

May 1, 2014

Abstract: Public health is widely understood to be both inherently political and easily politicized, yet few studies have examined how global health interventions actively, if unintentionally, co...

Governance of Public Health in Mexico

April 10, 2014

Abstract: Around the world, public health interventions have dramatically changed the life chances of millions.

LGBT Rights and Public Health: Tensions and Potential in Collaboration

March 13, 2014

AbstractThe framework of "LGBT rights" can be critiqued as challenging tradition or as culturally specific, yet at the same time, it can be essential to one's sense of identity and justice.

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Health and Human Rights

March 6, 2014

Abstract:Armed conflict causes profound and widespread adverse consequences for health and human rights.

Imagining Global Health with Justice

February 13, 2014

AbstractThe scope and complexity of global health can be overwhelming, making it difficult to form an inspiring and unified vision for the future.

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Gender Equality and Health: Realizing the Promise of Adolescence

January 30, 2014

**** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF SPEAKER*** Dr. Susan Kasedde currently serves as Senior Advisor and Team Leader on HIV and Adolescents for UNICEF based in New York since November 2009.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Palliative Care and the Right to Health Advocacy & Impact

January 23, 2014

AbstractAccording to international human rights law, countries have to provide palliative care and pain treatment medications as part of their core obligations under the right to health.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Zombie Paternalism: Can Human Rights Avert a Global Apocalypse?

January 9, 2014

AbstractThe most important post-Nuremberg health-related human right and bioethics principle is informed consent.

Health and Human Rights in South Africa Today

June 27, 2013

Justice Sachs will deliver the keynote address for Summer Session's Human Rights Intensive in CEMEX Auditorium on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m.

The Political Determinants of Health in the Arab World

May 30, 2013

Lina Khatib is the co-founding Head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Delivering Justice to the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Liberia

February 28, 2013

CDDRL post-doctoral fellow Bilal Siddiqi will address the question of whether progressive, statutory legal reform can meaningfullyaffect the lives of the poor, using observational and experimental...

Health, Human Rights and Why We Should Care

October 30, 2012

Health is a product of biological and behavioral factors, and humanitarian law and human rights approaches have a long record of assisting the medical community to identify vulnerable people and...

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

The Cost of Inaction on HIV/AIDS: Case studies from Angola and Rwanda

May 16, 2012

Center for African Studies Africa Table

The Commitment to Public Services in India

February 23, 2012

Abstract: There is a wide diversity in the provision of public services in India.

Russia’s Public Health Crisis: Examining the Politcal Causes of Dismal Health Outcomes Since the Collapse of Communism

January 27, 2012

In spite of the economic advances and increases in GDP since the collapse of communism, Russia suffers from a range of dismal public health outcomes reminiscent of a much poorer country.

Education for All? The Political Economy of Primary Education in Kenya

May 26, 2011

Daniel Posner is Total Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and currently a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  His research...

Children in Crisis Project

April 7, 2011

Paul Wise is a clinical professor of pediatrics and a CHP/PCOR core faculty member.

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Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology
Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Paul H. Wise Senior Fellow Senior Fellow , Professor, Pediatrics (CHP/PCOR)
Monica Teran Research Affiliate, CDDRL