Blog: Petrie Flom
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February 12, 2015
Today is packed with powerful events, starting at noon with Harvard Students for Inclusion’s two-day symposium, “Law School Matters: Reassessing Legal Education Post-Ferguson,” with a retrospective of race and social movements at HLS. In the early evening, starting at 5:15 p.m., there will be a teach-in on contextualization in legal education.
Finally, at 7:30 p.m., join the Muslim Law Students Association for dinner and a panel discussion on “The Role of Lawyers in Enabling and Justifying Torture,” featuring clinical instructor Deborah Popowski, professor of practice Alex Whiting and Center for Constitutional Rights’ Wells Dixon.
February 4, 2015
February 5, 2015
“The Right to Health?”
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
There have been recent calls to establish a framework convention on health grounded in the human right to health. But is there really a human right to health? If there is, what does it entitle us to, and how do we decide? John Tasioulas, Professor and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London, will offer new answers to these questions, and will further argue that global health policy has to be responsive to all human rights, not just the right to health, and that we must address more than human rights in order to create effective global health policy. Professor Tasioulas is the 2014-2015 Lisa Goldberg Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. I. Glenn Cohen, Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, BioTechnology and BioEthics, will respond.
July 14, 2011
Posted by Cara Solomon
This past spring, we hosted a panel on the ethics and human rights considerations involved in female circumcision. A recent article by Arta Lahiji, MD, MPH, and a 2011 student fellow with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, reviews the discussion here.
Panelists at the event included: Dena Davis, of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Hope Lewis, of Northeastern University School of Law; Nawal Nour, of the Global Ob/Gyn Health Center at Brigham and Womens Hospital Boston; and Sarah Waldeck, of Seton Hall Law.
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