Film Screening, of "No Woman, No Cry" and Panel Discussion to Feature Director/Producer, Christy Turlington Burns, November 16
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs will co-host a screening of the documentary "No Woman, No Cry" and a panel discussion at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 in Dodds Auditorium. A public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room.
Panelists will include the film’s director and producer, and model, Christy Turlington Burns; Elizabeth Armstrong, an associate professor of sociology and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School; and Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the School and director of the Research Program in Development Studies. Stephanie Hauck, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton, will moderate the discussion.
Turlington Burns has established a diverse career as a model, writer, entrepreneur, spokesperson, advocate, and now a filmmaker. In her directorial debut she tells of the story of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the United States. In 2005, she began working with CARE and has since become their advocate for maternal health. She is also an ambassador for (RED), an organization dedicated to reaching the goal of ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. She is currently pursuing a masters in public health at the the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Elizabeth Armstrong has research interests in public health, the history and sociology of medicine, risk in obstetrics, and medical ethics. She is currently conducting research on diseases and agenda-setting, and on fetal personhood and the evolution of obstetrical practice and ethics.
Anne Case's main research interests are in microeconomic foundations of development, health, and economics of the family. She is currently serving as an external member of the World Bank's research committee, and as a member of the UNAIDS Economic Reference Group. She is an affiliate of the Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, and a visiting scientist at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Office of Population Research, the Gender and Policy Network, the Princeton Health Care Club and Princeton's chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children.
The event will be videotaped and archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site –http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.
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