Next Pardee House Seminar (July 1) – Africa 2060: Health & Development

Pardee Center to hold seminar on 'Africa 2060: Health and Development'

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future will hold a lunch seminar on ‘Africa 2060 – Health & Development ‘ on Thursday, July 1, 2010, featuring Prof. Astier M. Almedom, Dr. Alfredo Burlando, and Dr. Melissa Graboyes . The Seminar will be moderated by Prof. Adil Najam, Director, Pardee Center.

Prof. Astier M. Almedom, D. Phil., is an Oxford-trained applied anthropologist with more than 25 years of experience in academic research and interdisciplinary scholarship in human behavioral and environmental sciences, including field work in eastern Africa, Afghanistan, and India. She is currently Director of the International Resilience Program at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts Universit. Prof. Almedom has also published a paper for the Pardee Center on “A Call for a Resilience Index for Health & Social Systems in Africa”.

Dr. Alfredo Burlando has recently received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Boston University and is currently a Research Fellow at the Pardee Center. He will shortly be joining the faculty of the department of economics at the University of Oregon. he was one of the lead organizers of the Pardee Center conference on Africa 2060: Good News for Africa.

Dr. Melissa Graboyes recently received her Ph.D from the  Department of History at Boston University. Her dissertation is about the history of medical research in East Africa. She has master’s degrees in public health and history. Dr. Graboyes is also the author of a Pardee Center publication on “The Future of Malaria in Africa.”

The Seminar will be held at Pardee House (67 Bay State Road, Boston) on Thursday, July 1, 2010.

The Pardee Seminar Series focuses on a variety of issues and invites experts from different disciplines to discuss the long-range challenges and trends in that particular issue.

Lunch will be available from 11.30am, and the seminar itself will start at 12.00pm. Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Seating is limited to 30 participants.