Forum Events

Girls’ Health and Education
Igniting Change Worldwide

June 14th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Research suggests that educating girls and women safeguards their well-being, ensures healthy future generations, alleviates poverty, and boosts GDP. Yet alarming discrepancies persist between genders and within and among nations on who receives quality, sustained education and, consequently, who experiences the most opportunities to thrive. This Forum event examined the sources of these discrepancies, including entrenched biases and predatory acts such as trafficking, and reviewed efforts to raise up the world’s girls through health and education.

Thwarting Killer Mosquitoes
The State-of-the-Art Fight Against Malaria and West Nile Virus

May 1st, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event focused on the fight against malaria and West Nile virus, emphasizing the latest technologies in mosquito control, challenges in drug resistance, and critical need to sustain efforts — even after incidence declines.

The Boston Marathon Bombings
Lessons Learned for Saving Lives

April 26th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] This Forum event, focused primarily on the immediate aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, revealed the sometimes surprising underpinnings of a successful emergency preparedness system and shared hard-won lessons applied and learned.

Managing Stress
Protecting Your Health

March 6th, 2013 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In this Forum event, expert participants examined what we know about the effects of stress on health and ways in which positive well-being, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition contribute to a more resilient, healthier lifestyle.

Big Weather and Coastal Cities
Resilience in the Face of Disaster

December 10th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event explored how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.

The Presidential Election Results
Implications for U.S. Healthcare

November 8th, 2012 Part of: .

[FORUM VIDEO] Two days after the U.S. Presidential election, The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health convened policy experts to explore the implications of the outcome for the healthcare system.