Health

Pandemic Inequalities: Human Rights and Global Health

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

 

COVID-19 has laid bare staggering inequalities within and between countries, as well as legitimacy crises that have been growing for decades in both democratic institutions and global governance. In this context, how should we understand the suffering we or others are experiencing, and the dramatically disparate health and social impacts of this novel coronavirus on diverse groups across our societies and the globe? And what legal, political and economic responses should we demand?... Read more about Pandemic Inequalities: Human Rights and Global Health

2020 Oct 14

Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020, a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Virtual Event (Registration Required)

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Join us for a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain on “Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020”.... Read more about Universal Healthcare and the Crises of 2020, a conversation between healthcare policy experts Rosemarie Day and Wanda McClain

Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Bioethics

Semester: 

Winter

Offered: 

2020

In its attention to gender, race, and sexuality, feminist bioethics challenges and expands contemporary bioethical theory and practice. Drawing from philosophy, theology, law, medicine, public health, and the social and biological sciences, this interdisciplinary field is both critical and constructive in addressing bioethical theory, method, and substantive ethical concerns across the clinical, research, organizational, public policy, and global spheres. In a largely seminar format, we will review the theoretical landscape and social movements that prompted the emergence of feminist...

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S Anukriti

S Anukriti

Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College
Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), and a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University
WAPPP Fellow

S Anukriti is an economist whose research examines how economic outcomes are shaped by social norms and public policy. Her research interests lie in the fields of development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender.

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2019 Oct 24

More Meat for Boys: Evidence and Perceptions of Discrimination in Restaurants

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)

Brit  Grosskopf, WAPPP Fellow; Professor of Economics, University of Exeter Business School

We present a natural field experiment designed to examine price discrimination in retail markets. This is done by examining portion sizes served in British Carvery Restaurants. Carvery restaurants serve...

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Ethics in Reproductive Medicine

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

This course will be taught in seminar format; the instructor will facilitate discussion based on each week's readings. The students will be expected to prepare ahead of class and participate in interactive discussions of cases raised during lecture.
The course will examine ethical issues that arise in reproductive medicine and women's health. Specifically, we will address ethical questions that arise in the context of providing assisted reproduction services, family planning services, pregnancy care and surgical services to women and their families. 
Questions and issues that will be addressed in the course include the following: ethics surrounding the abortion and fetal tissue research debate; multiple cases in assisted reproduction including sex selection, savior siblings, age restrictions in IVF, intra-familial gamete donation, post-humous reproduction; cases at the maternal fetal divide, and discussion of the balance of interests in these cases; genetic engineering in assisted reproduction.

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