Vivian Pinn '62, senior scientist emerita, Fogarty International Center, NIH, and former director of the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (retired), speaks about the importance of focusing on women's health concern—beyond the reproductive system.
Pedro Pires, President of Cape Verde, 2001-2011 speaks about Freedom, Equality, and Democracy with Remarks by Barney Frank, Former U.S. Representative, 4th District of Massachusetts and Bridgewater State College President Dana Mohler-Faria. The Moderator is Layli Maparyan, Katherine Stone Kaufmann ’67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women.
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 and Carol Browner, former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, discuss the politics of climate change. Peter Thomson, Public Radio International's environmental editor and former editor of NPR's Living on Earth, joins the conversation as moderator.
One reason to worry about global poverty is self-interest: It's a threat to security and economic stability. But is there a moral reason? Why exactly should we care about extreme destitution in parts of the world far from us? Final answers are rare in philosophy, but Assistant Professor of Philosophy Helena de Bres offers two different possible answers from prominent political philosophers, and discusses the problems and attractions of each.