Mar 31, 2020, 3:30 pm4:30 pm
1-N-5 Green Hall
  • Private
  • Faculty/Student Only



Event Description

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination's Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) will host Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, former Rwanda Minister of Health, as guest speaker at the Gender and Security student fellows bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., in 1-N-5 Green Hall. Binagwaho will be visiting the Woodrow Wilson School as a Leadership through Mentorship Visitor. Participation in this event is open to Gender and Security student fellows only.

Professor Agnes Binagwaho is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, at the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard University Medical School, an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. She is a Rwandan pediatrician who has served the health sector in various high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then for five years as Minister of Health. She is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard and serves as Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization and is a member of the United States National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. With over 150 peer-reviewed publications, her research interests include health equity and human rights, implementation science, and improving care delivery systems.