Bhutan: The Intersection of Climate Change & Health 11/16
Bhutan is a small Himalayan country that is forging a unique path for national development, emphasizing the multiple facets (not just economic growth) that determine Gross National Happiness. As part of this effort, the country has emphasized development of accessible health care, and has been assisted in this effort by the Bhutan Foundation, as well as faculty and students from the Boston area. But climate change could threaten positive health developments. Join us for this panel event discussing this pivotal intersection, followed by a reception.
For parking & directions see below
Founder of the Bhutan Trust for Environment and Conservation and currently a special advisor to the National Environmental Commission. He has served in a variety of roles in the Government of Bhutan since 1966.
Prof. Anthony Janetos
Director, Pardee Center for the Long Range Future
Rich Feeley, Former hair of the Department of Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH)
Kristin Johnson, DrPH Candidate BUSPH, worked with a Bhutanese AIDS NGO in 2014
Dr. James Richter, Massachusetts General Hospital, currently studying the etiology of stomach cancer in Bhutan
Tshering Dukpa, Kysar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences
Tshewang Wangchuk, Executive Director, Bhutan Foundation
Information regarding Parking and Directions:
BU staff/faculty with green parking stickers may park at Rafik B. Hariri Building Garage (M) – 595 Commonwealth Ave.
Outside guests (pay on entry) can park at either Kenmore Lot (O) – 549 Commonwealth Ave. or Granby Lot (N) 665 Commonwealth Ave. for the flat rate of $12 or on street meter parking is an option.
If you have speakers/guests you would like to offer “complimentary parking” – you can purchase a guest pass for $10 in advance and arrange for them to park at Rafik B. Hariri Building Garage (M) – 595 Commonwealth Ave which is the same building as the Metcalf Trustee Center.
- To purchase guest passes, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with # of passes, date and guest names. Once they confirm availability, an ISR for payment will need to generated.
Here’s a link to the Charles River Campus parking map: http://www.bu.edu/parking/files/2015/06/ParkingMaps_CharlesRiver.pdf
Direction to 1 Silber Way, 9th Floor – Metcalf Trustee Center
From the West (I-90)
Take Mass Pike (I-90) East to Exit 18 (Brighton/Cambridge). Exit left. Follow signs to Cambridge to second set of lights. Turn right at lights onto Storrow Drive/Soldiers Field Road. Exit Storrow Drive at Kenmore exit. Follow local directions below.
From the North (I-93)
Take I-93 South or Route 1 South to Boston to Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.
From the South (I-93)
Take I-93 North to Boston to Storrow Drive (Exit 26). Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.
From Logan Airport
Take Route 1-A through Sumner Tunnel. Follow signs onto Expressway North (I-93). Take Back Bay/Storrow Drive exit (Exit 26) and follow signs onto Storrow Drive. Continue on Storrow to Kenmore (exit from left/center lane). Follow local directions below.
After taking the Kenmore exit off Storrow Drive, turn right at first set of traffic lights onto Beacon Street. At this point, the road forks; the right fork is Bay State Road. Take left fork, which leads into Kenmore Square. In the Square, bear right onto Commonwealth Avenue. Boston University Questrom School of Business is located in the Rafik B. Hariri building at 595 Commonwealth Avenue. The Metcalf Trustee Center is located on the 9th floor of this building. To access the 9th floor, use the 1 Silber Way entrance and take elevators to 9th floor.
Via the MBTA
The Metcalf Trustee Center is located directly across from the Blandford stop on the ‘B’ branch of the Green Line on the 9th floor of the Questrom School of Business. This stop is the first above ground after Kenmore Square. Passengers on other Green Line branches should transfer to a westbound ‘B’ train or walk from Kenmore Station.