Speaker Series

2018 - 2019

  • September 12th, 2018, A Broad Brush: How a Proposed Marriage Ban in California Intersects with Existing Protections for Minors, Presenters: Phyllida Burlingame and Rebecca Gudeman, ACLU of Northern California 

  • October 4th, 2018, Developing a Measure of Sexual and Reproductive Empowerment: The SHREYA Scale, Presenter: Ushma Upadhyay, Director of Research for UCGHI CoE on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment; Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH); Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health; University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 2017 - 2018

  • November 9th, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm, Justice for Jane(s): How Abortion Obstruction for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Violates the Best Interests of the Child. Presenter: Alexandra Carter, MPH, Consultant for ACLU of Northern California; UCGHI Center of Expertise on Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment. (Location: 2121 Berkeley Way - Room 5400)

  • November 13, 2018, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Ending Youth Homelessness Catalyst Group  The Catalyst Group is focused on fostering partnerships between faculty, staff, students, researchers, and community partners in order to develop effective solutions to youth homelessness. In connecting research and practice, the Catalyst Group seeks to bring together perspectives from advocacy work, academia, and lived experiences of homelessness. Interested? Stop by, all are welcome! Location: 2121 Berkeley Way West, room 5400

2017 - 2018

  • October 26th, 2017, Examining the relationship between schooling, early marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents in rural Honduras, Presenters: Erin Murphy-Graham, EdD, and Alison Cohen, PhD, MPH

  • November 7th, 2017, Child Marriage & Female Adolescent Health in Bihar, India, Presenter: Anoop Jain, DrPH Student, SPH

  • November 28th, 2017, Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage and Building Assets through Girls Education, Presenter: Daniel Perlman, PhD, Bixby Center  

  • December 5th, 2017, Child Marriage: Policies, Legal Frameworks and Accountability, Presenter: Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, Bixby Center, i4Y, School of Public Health; UC GHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment

  • January 17th, 2018, Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage - Insights from developmental science, Presenter: Ahna Suleiman, DrPH, UC Berkeley Institute of Human Development, Center on the Developing Adolescent

  • February 7th, 2018, Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa, Presenter: Ben Cislaghi, PhD, FHEA, Assistant Professor in Social Norms, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

  • February 22nd, 2018, Child Marriage in Development & Humanitarian Settings: Findings from the Human Rights Center, Presenters: Julie Freccero, MPH, and Audrey Whiting, MDP, Health and Human Rights Program, Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law, Location: 2515 Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley

  • March 13th, 2018Adolescent Development in the US and Implications for Child Marriage, Presenters: Julianna Deardorff PhD, Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health Program, King Sweesy and Robert Womack Endowed Chair in Medical Science and Public Health, Location: 2515 Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley

  • March 20th, 2018Why Gender Matters in Global Adolescent Health, Presenter: Suzanne Petroni, Ph.D., MSFS, Principal & Owner Gender Equality Solutions, Location: TBD

  • April 9th, 2018, Addressing Child Marraige Through Holistic Education: A Design-Based Research Study, Presenter: Diana Pacheco Montoya, PhD Student

If interested in attending, please email i4Y@berkeley.edu!