Good Society Forum: Will the coronavirus change the future of food?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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The current pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how we produce, distribute and consume food. Millions of people are suddenly going hungry. Restaurants around the world have shuttered - some of them, permanently. Some farmers have no way of selling their produce, and fishermen have given up going out to sea because no one is in the market for seafood. In developing countries, food markets have turned into major contagion hotspots. And yet, never …
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The current pandemic has had a dramatic effect on how we produce, distribute and consume food. Millions of people are suddenly going hungry. Restaurants around the world have shuttered - some of them, permanently. Some farmers have no way of selling their produce, and fishermen have given up going out to sea because no one is in the market for seafood. In developing countries, food markets have turned into major contagion hotspots. And yet, never before have we, as a society, thought as long and hard about how we eat, how to cook healthily, and how urban agriculture could, potentially, help more of us eat better. We will hear from a diverse panel from across different sectors of food systems about the challenge and opportunities to improving how we produce and consume, and how the coronavirus pandemic may impact the future of food. Please register via Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FpnbksxrT6CFIVeBHd_QmA. Our panelists are: Soledad Barruti, an investigative journalist whose work includes the best-selling books about food systems in Latin America, Mala Leche and Malcomidos. José Luis Chicoma, the Executive Director of Ethos Public Policy Lab who works at the intersection of food and politics (Yale World Fellow 2017). Hallie Davison, a documentary producer whose work …
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Good Society Forum: Preventing a lost generation: Supporting vulnerable young people during COVID

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Millions of young people have seen their lives disrupted because of measures taken by Governments to protect their citizens against COVID-19. Many are not able to go to school, see their friends, or partake in examinations. Early research is already showing that even short absences from schooling will have a lasting impact on achievement. But what about young people across the world who are in vulnerable situations that required additional support before COVID? What additional …
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Millions of young people have seen their lives disrupted because of measures taken by Governments to protect their citizens against COVID-19. Many are not able to go to school, see their friends, or partake in examinations. Early research is already showing that even short absences from schooling will have a lasting impact on achievement. But what about young people across the world who are in vulnerable situations that required additional support before COVID? What additional measures are being taken to support our already marginalised groups of young people to prevent a further loss of a generation? On 3 June, we will hear from experts from Bangladesh, the US, and South Africa, of the efforts underway to work with young people in different vulnerable contexts and how they have adapted to deal with COVID and whether longer-term opportunities exist. Please register via Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lXfN7e-BTPuuFH_Gw04VNw Our panelists are: Joy Oliver: Former co-founder of IkamvaYouth, South Africa Kirsten Levinsohn: Executive Director, New Haven Reads, USA Mamoon Abdul Moktader: Senior Program Manager, Save the Children, Bangladesh The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum …
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Good Society Forum: Art and the Good Society

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Art and culture has an intrinsic value. It enriches individual lives. As individuals, we may enjoy visits to libraries, museums, theatres, galleries - or reading a good book or listening to a great song. But does art and culture have a societal value? Does it contribute to social cohesion, to education, to our economy? Can it help build compassion, to increase understanding of the ‘other’, to promote our common humanity? And if it can and …
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Art and culture has an intrinsic value. It enriches individual lives. As individuals, we may enjoy visits to libraries, museums, theatres, galleries - or reading a good book or listening to a great song. But does art and culture have a societal value? Does it contribute to social cohesion, to education, to our economy? Can it help build compassion, to increase understanding of the ‘other’, to promote our common humanity? And if it can and does contribute to the good society, should it be publicly funded? Joining us on 7 June are three people from the Middle East to discuss does art matter and does culture have a value? Please register via Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hy0Wm6W5S9-0CNb518vrAw. Our panelists are: Sultan Sooud al-Qassemi, an Emirati columnist and researcher, and is the Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation. (2018 Yale World Fellow) Myrna Ayad, an arts consultant, cultural strategist and editor. Born in Beirut, she has spent almost 40 years in the UAE. She is the former Director of Art Dubai, and former Editor of Canvas, a leading magazine for art and culture from the Middle East. Saleh Barakat, a Lebanese art expert, gallery owner and curator. (2006 Yale World Fellow) The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers …
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Good Society Forum: How do we embed racial equity in our future vision of the good society?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep fault lines in our societies, including the disproportionate health and economic impact on minority communities. A recent independent report in the UK entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups were more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. We have seen similar statistics in other nations including Norway and the United States. Recent global protests in response to …
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The coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep fault lines in our societies, including the disproportionate health and economic impact on minority communities. A recent independent report in the UK entitled Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 confirmed Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups were more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. We have seen similar statistics in other nations including Norway and the United States. Recent global protests in response to the murder of George Floyd and part of the Black Lives Matter movement have once again highlighted the historical and structural nature of why this disproportionality exists in the first place, with the Dean of Harvard University’s School of Public Health stating “racism is a public health issue”. So just how do we move on from this historic moment and create a good society that truly embeds race equity at its heart? Join us as we bring together experts and practitioners from across the globe to share learnings and experiences. Please register in advance via the link below. Dr Mathew Mathews - Head of IPS Social Labs, National University of Singapore (Singapore) Athambile Masola - Lecturer, University of Pretoria (South Africa) Tebussum Rashid - Deputy CEO, Black Training and …
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Good Society Forum: Gender equality and the good society

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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There has been progress all around the world over the last few decades in improving women’s rights. Gender equity legislation has become common. Nevertheless, family law is often discriminatory, domestic violence is widespread, and female participation in politics and public life is often low. So how do we achieve gender equality? What is the role of government, religious leaders, civil society and human rights activists? On 8 July, we will be joined by three women …
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There has been progress all around the world over the last few decades in improving women’s rights. Gender equity legislation has become common. Nevertheless, family law is often discriminatory, domestic violence is widespread, and female participation in politics and public life is often low. So how do we achieve gender equality? What is the role of government, religious leaders, civil society and human rights activists? On 8 July, we will be joined by three women from the Middle East and North Africa to discuss how Covid 19 is impacting the struggle for equal rights in their region. Please register in advance via the link below. Our panelists are: Samia Melki, a Tunisian politician who is president of Kadirat and member of the steering committee of Solidarity for African women’s rights network Randa Siniora, a human rights and women's right defender, who is currently the General Director at the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling. Fatemah Khafagy, an Egyptian human rights activist and Coordinator of the Arab Women Network for Parity and Solidarity The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars …
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Good Society Forum: Physical activity and the good society

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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The role that physical activity has played in facilitating individual wellbeing has been underemphasized and underappreciated for a long time. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to the fore the importance of physical activity as a means of promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being amongst everyone, particularly because we live in an interdependent and interconnected society. On Wed, July 15th, we will turn to the role that physical activity plays in a good society. A good …
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The role that physical activity has played in facilitating individual wellbeing has been underemphasized and underappreciated for a long time. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing to the fore the importance of physical activity as a means of promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being amongst everyone, particularly because we live in an interdependent and interconnected society. On Wed, July 15th, we will turn to the role that physical activity plays in a good society. A good society is where every citizen lives a healthier, more fulfilling life. What is the role that physical activity plays in public health? How can we ensure that all people have access to and can benefit from physical activity? How can physical activity empower people in the face of challenges? How can we create a society where physical activity is valued and embedded in the very fabric of our community? Please register in advance at https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_z9uoxI_jQc-q3wog40_g_g. Our panelists are: Simidele Adeagbo, first Nigerian Winter Olympian and the first African and Black woman to compete in Skeleton at the Olympics, and 2019 World Fellow. Luke Grenfell-Shaw, leader of Bristol2Beijing, a tandem cycle ride which is defining what is possible with a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the Facing Up podcast. Charlotte Roach, …
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Good Society Forum: God and the Good Society: Spirituality in a Time of Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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The global pandemic has forced us to not only examine what makes a good society, but what makes a good life. The pandemic has made us conscious - as if we needed any reminders - of the incredible gaps between privilege and poverty, wealth and marginalization. Social justice, or the lack thereof, has been a major factor in the way people have experienced this time. Faith leaders, religious institutions and activists moved by their spirituality …
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The global pandemic has forced us to not only examine what makes a good society, but what makes a good life. The pandemic has made us conscious - as if we needed any reminders - of the incredible gaps between privilege and poverty, wealth and marginalization. Social justice, or the lack thereof, has been a major factor in the way people have experienced this time. Faith leaders, religious institutions and activists moved by their spirituality have been at the forefront of confronting these inequalities and deep social fissures. People across the world have been turning inward and have been seeking spiritual, if not religious, community to help them through this time - to give this chaotic moment some sense of meaning. We look at the promise and pitfalls of the spirituality in a time of pandemic. Are faith, religion, spirituality forces for good now? How has ritual practice and the way we convene sacred community changed? What does it mean for the future of organized religion? Does this Pandemic time remind us that the spiritual life is more vital than ever? Our panelists are: Abdul Rehman-Malik, award-winning journalist, educator, organiser and lecturer at the Yale University School of Divinity. Athambile Masola, Co-Creator of uMoya: …
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World Fellows Week

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of …
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of the most interesting people in the Yale community. World Fellows Week is open to the Yale community and the general public. Join us and be inspired! Visit our website for the schedule: …
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World Fellows Week

Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of …
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of the most interesting people in the Yale community. World Fellows Week is open to the Yale community and the general public. Join us and be inspired! Visit our website for the schedule: …
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World Fellows Week

Friday, September 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of …
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Mark your calendar for World Fellows Week: September 14-18, 2020. The 2020 World Fellow are exceptional leaders dedicated to making a positive difference in the world, and they want to share their ideas and connect with you. We invite you to check out Fellows’ bios and introductory videos, schedule one-on-one virtual sessions with Fellows, and learn more about how you can connect with them this fall. It’s a great chance to get to know some of the most interesting people in the Yale community. World Fellows Week is open to the Yale community and the general public. Join us and be inspired! Visit our website for the schedule: …
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CLAIS Lunchtime Colloquia Series presents Poynter Fellow Paula Escobar Chavarria

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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"Coronavirus and gender: the other pandemic in Chile." CLAIS Lunchtime Colloquia Series 2020-2021, Deconstructing Gender in Latin America, presents its first talk of the academic year with a webinar featuring Chilean journalist Paula Escobar Chavarria (2012 Yale World Fellow). Paula Escobar Chavarria is a chilean journalist, editor and author. She is a professor at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation and of ComunidadMujer.. She is also Executive Director of …
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"Coronavirus and gender: the other pandemic in Chile." CLAIS Lunchtime Colloquia Series 2020-2021, Deconstructing Gender in Latin America, presents its first talk of the academic year with a webinar featuring Chilean journalist Paula Escobar Chavarria (2012 Yale World Fellow). Paula Escobar Chavarria is a chilean journalist, editor and author. She is a professor at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the board of the Young Global Leaders Foundation and of ComunidadMujer.. She is also Executive Director of the Chair on Women and Media at Universidad Diego Portales and member of the Council of the WEF Gender Parity Initiative (Chile). She is a Young Global Leader (2006), Yale World Fellow(2012), won the Lenka Franulic award for the best woman journalist in Chile (2014) , and was chosen one of the BBC 100 Inspiring women of 2015. In 2019 she won -with her team- the Excellence in Journalism Award in print media in Chile, for their coverage of sexual misconduct and abuse. She studied Journalism at the Catholic University of Chile and has a Master's degree studies in Comparative Literature. She has published six non-fiction books: in one of them she interviewed all Chilean Presidents after the return of democracy. Former Magazines Editor at …
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Beyond the Pond

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Are you a Yale student? Want to mentor British students during COVID-19? Join us for an info session on this unique opportunity. In partnership with Hamish Falconer, 2020 World Fellow, and Dwight Hall at Yale, Beyond the Pond is seeking Yale students to connect with UK high school-aged students in a cross-cultural, mentoring experience for the fall semester and beyond. Each Yale student will connect with a UK teacher, receive training, and be expected to …
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Are you a Yale student? Want to mentor British students during COVID-19? Join us for an info session on this unique opportunity. In partnership with Hamish Falconer, 2020 World Fellow, and Dwight Hall at Yale, Beyond the Pond is seeking Yale students to connect with UK high school-aged students in a cross-cultural, mentoring experience for the fall semester and beyond. Each Yale student will connect with a UK teacher, receive training, and be expected to be present for 1-3 hours per week connecting with a student. We are looking to fill multiple roles (Coordinator and Mentor). The session will take place on Zoom using Meeting ID 963 8702 …
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