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Great Women at Columbia: Panel Discussion

March 08, 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


The Forum at Columbia University ,605 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027 Room/Area: Auditorium

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A discussion about factors that may have kept women back historically- periods, HIV, maternal health, gender specific policy-, current forces that include #metoo, #timesup, lean in, the increase in women's political representation, and what the future of equity/equality looks like- if that's not setting the bar too low.

The panel discussion includes: 

Avril Haines, Deputy Director, Columbia World Projects, Lecturer in Law, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs, and the ex-deputy director of the CIA. 

Nancy Reame, Mary Dickey Lindsay Professor Emerita of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Faculty of Nursing, Director of Pilot Studies Core, Irving Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, is a long standing advisor to the iconic Our Bodies, Ourselves, and helped conduct tampon absorbency tests with the FDA after the slew of Toxic Shock Syndrome related deaths in the 70s here in the US. 

Lynn Freedman, Professor Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, working with the UN, NGOs and Governments on maternal health in over 50 countries. 

Yasmine Ergas, Director of Specialization of Gender and Public Policy and Lecturer in Discipline in International and Public Affairs, whose previous work has dealt with feminist movements and the social implications of HIV.


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