Today is: Monday, March 25

DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Death and Dying: A Population Health Perspective

8:30 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:05 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
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Featuring experts from around the world on how we talk about death—and how we can elevate our aspirations for living.

Death is a universal experience. Yet we seldom discuss it, and even more infrequently do we discuss death at the population level. This symposium aims to change the conversation around death by examining different perspectives on death at the population level, focusing on dying, where and how people die, and how we react to death. Our hope is that by shifting the national conversation on dying, we can elevate our aspirations for living. Cohosted with Boston University College of Communication, Boston University College of Arts & Sciences Center for the Humanities, Boston University School of Public Health Program for Global Health Storytelling, and the Pulitzer Center.


Breakfast (doors open), 8 a.m.


Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided.

Notes: This event will be recorded (videotaped, audiotaped, and/or photographed) and the recording may be reproduced and distributed on public-facing websites like YouTube and BUniverse. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please sit in the area designated. If you have questions about where to sit, please speak to the videographer or photographer.