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Medical Ethics: From Antiquity to the Current Pandemic

One of the effects of the current pandemic was to remind us how much of public health relies on difficult political and ethical decisions. When it comes to deciding the desirability of lockdowns, mass vaccinations, or who should get priority access to health care in emergency situations, medical expertise cannot, in itself, provide the answers. What are the main ethical dilemmas faced by the medical profession today? And how do…

Fossil Fuels, Health, and Frontline Indigenous Communities

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Indigenous communities have a long history of living with and learning from the environment, but the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels near their communities, along with unjust policies, have put their health, the climate, and, in some cases, tribal sovereignty at risk. This Earth Month, join us for a discussion on “Fossil Fuels, Health, and Frontline Indigenous Communities.” Hear from Indigenous leaders Lisa DeVille, who has witnessed firsthand the effects…

Anti-Racism and Gender Equality: Global Gains. Targeted Backlashes.

Event Details Anti-racism and gender equality have recently acquired critical gains, from the extraordinary force of Black Lives Matter to mobilize communities against racism at a global level to national or regional initiatives, such as the 1619 Project, the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, EU Strategy for LGBTIQ equality, or the marriage equality laws in Chile, Switzerland, or Costa Rica. Yet, not surprisingly, such achievements have also been…