Privatization of Social Security is subject of debate
"Should the United States Privatize Social Security?" will be the subject of debate at the second Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy, sponsored by the Department of Economics, which will be held Monday, April 27, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Science Center D.
Henry J. Aaron, the Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and John B. Shoven, the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics and dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, are the speakers.
Comments will be provided by discussants Robert Barro and David Cutler of Harvard, Alicia Munnell of Boston College, and James Tobin of Yale. The event is free and open to the University community.
International women's health conference to be held
The 1998 Conference on International Women's Health will be held Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Harvard Hall 201.
The topics of the panels include: gender-based violence, mental health, female genital mutilation, family planning, and local and international volunteer opportunities.
The keynote speech will be given by Elsa Gomez, acting director of the Women, Health and Development Program at the Pan-American Health Organization.
Radcliffe President Linda S. Wilson will give the opening speech. Also participating are Sofia Gruskin, director of the Human Rights Program at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the School of Public Health; Daniel Tarantola, director of the International AIDS Program at the Bagnoud Center; and from the Department of Social Medicine at the Medical School, Arthur Kleinman, chair of the department, Mary-Jo Good, professor, and Paul Farmer, associate professor.
To register, visit www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hpsihd/conference, send e-mail to email@example.com, or call 493-7328.
The event is sponsored by the Harvard Project for International Health and Development.
7th Jewish-Christian Dialogue to take place at Memorial Church
Ronald B. Sobel, senior rabbi of Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, will be preaching the seventh Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Sunday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. His sermon is entitled "Approaching the Millennium: What Can we Expect of our Dialogue?"
Bunting Institute to host poetry reading
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Bunting Institute is hosting a reading of works by distinguished women poets who have been its fellows over the past thirty five years. The tradition of Bunting poets began in 1961 with Anne Sexton, and continues today with poets like Sandy Solomon BI '98 and Miriam Bethel BI '97, who will read from their own works as well as the works of other noted American poets, including the late Denise Levertov BI '65 '66, on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. at the Bunting Institute, 34 Concord Ave. Call 495-8212 for details.
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