Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture Speaker: Gautam Yadama

Presented by Gautam Yadama,  the Joel Barkan Memorial Lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The lecture will kick off the 2017 Provost's Global Forum, Women’s Health & the Environment: Going Up in Smoke.

Gautam Yadama, Ph.D., is dean and professor at the Boston College School of Social Work. Dr. Yadama’s work focuses on understanding the social, environmental, and health challenges of rural poor in the regions of South Asia, Central Asia, and China. A significant thrust of his work is concerned with understanding and intervening in resource poor communities to improve social, health, economic, livelihood, and quality of life outcomes. Yadama’s research in India focuses on understanding the livelihoods of the rural poor and ensuing strategies to achieve sustainability in their livelihoods. He is conducting a randomized control trial to study the sustainability of new and efficient stove technologies in rural India to improve respiratory health and the wellbeing of women and children.

To learn more about other forum activities, check out the full schedule of events.

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