The Bixby Center is pleased to sponsor and co-sponsor our own events or those organized in collaboration with campus partners. It is also our pleasure to spotlight events organized by which we’re not directly involved in sponsoring but are organized by others focusing on topics of interest to the Bixby network. We encourage you to please check out the upcoming events we have on our calendar and plan to join us there. Also feel free to browse the past events to get a sense on the type of activities we feature on our calendar.

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December 2015

Bixby Summer Intern Presentation

December 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bixby Center, 17 University Hall
Berkeley, CA United States
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How Does Income Affect Fertility?  An Analysis of Oportunidades, Mexico's Conditional Cash Transfer Program Raphaela Lipinsky DeGette, UCB/UCSF Joint Medical Program Raphaela worked with researchers at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Cuernavaca, Mexico to study the impact of the country's conditional cash transfer program, Oportunidades, on fertility rates.  Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs distribute cash benefits to low income households contingent on the families making certain investments in human capital, such as health screenings or education.  More than…

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November 2015

Democracy and Islamic Insurgency: cross-national analysis and case study of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger

November 3, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Presenter: Ibrahim Yahaya Ibrahim PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Florida This paper presents some tentative remarks drawn from an ongoing research project on the relationship between Democracy and Islamic Insurgency. The study is based on both a cross‐national data analysis of all the Islamic insurgencies that happened in the world from 1970 to 2013 and a comparative case study of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger's experience with the Sahelo- Saharan Islamic Insurgency. Please join us for this talk…

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October 2015

Ensuring access to quality abortion care: Confronting stigma and advancing women’s rights

October 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 202-203, Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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The Bixby Center is delighted to share about an event that we co-hosted with FIGO, Ibis Reproductive Health, EngenderHealth, Marie Stopes International, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Gynuity, WomanCare Global, Population Council, and Pathfinder International. This event took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 4th, 2015. Participants shared experiences with abortion stigma and stigma reduction efforts from their clinical, health systems and other programmatic interventions and collaboratively developed practical recommendations for mitigating stigma and advancing women's rights. Meeting Purpose: …

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May 2015

Dr. Denis Mukwege on war, rape, justice, and healing

May 4, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
180 Doe Library, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, 94704
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Join us for a discussion with Dr. Mukwege about his work and reflections on serving survivors of wartime sexual violence on Monday, May 4, 4 pm, at 180 Doe Library, UC Berkeley. Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and 2014 Sakharov Prize Laureate. Operating amid armed conflict, Panzi Hospital is revered worldwide for its innovative and holistic treatment of women—including many survivors of sexual violence. Dr. Mukwege is a…

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April 2015

Professor Francis DoDoo presents “Bridewealth Payments in Marriage and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy”

April 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
110 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The Bixby Center would like to announce the presentation, "Bridewealth Payments in Marriage and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy" by Professor Francis DoDoo next week, on Monday April 27, 3-4PM. The presentation will be held at 110 Wheeler Hall. The talk will explain the phenomenon of bridewealth, describe the logic undergirding its link to decisions about reproduction and women’s relative autonomy, and present empirical analysis from Ghanaian and Ugandan data of the relationship between bridewealth payment and women’s autonomy in decision making to underscore…

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December 2014

Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: Current Status and Future Considerations

December 5, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

On behalf of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises, Save the Children, the UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability and the UC Berkeley Human Rights Center, we are pleased to invite you to Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings: Current Status and Future Considerations on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 10am – 6pm at the International House at UC Berkeley, CA. Formerly the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Refugee Situations, the IAWG was formed in 1995…

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February 2014

Bay Area Bixby Nexus Workshop

February 21, 2014

The UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability and the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health will launch a new collaborative, the Bay Area Bixby Nexus, and convened the inaugural meeting to launch a series of Workshops aimed at fosteing greater collaboration and synergy between the two Bay Area UC Bixby Centers. The meeting was hosted by UC Berkeley Bixby Center, co-chaired by Phil Darney (UCSF) and Ndola Prata (UCB) and included a special welcome from UCB…

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February 2012

Drs. Potts & Campbell to speak on Population & the Environment

February 9, 2012

HowMany.org is pleased to welcome speakers Malcolm Potts and Martha Campbell of UC Berkeley's Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability. Dr. Potts is a Cambridge trained obstetrician and reproductive scientist, and Bixby professor at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Dr. Campbell, also lecturer in global health at UC Berkeley, is a political scientist, health policy specialist and president of Berkeley-based Venture Strategies for Health and Development. Both Dr. Potts and Dr. Campbell spend time each year…

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November 2010

The Health, Social and Economic Consequences of Unsafe Abortion. Antigua, Guatemala, 10-12 November, 2010

November 10, 2010 @ 8:00 am - November 12, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Bixby Scientific Director Ndola Prata and Bixby Researcher Caitlin Gerdts will be presenting at the International Seminar on The Health, Social and Economic Consequences of Unsafe Abortion. Antigua, Guatemala, 10-12 November 2010 . Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Abortion. Dr Prata will be a discussant for the session Maternal Mortality due to unsafe abortion, Wednesday, November 10, 10:00-12:30. Ms. Gerdts will be presenting, “An unequal burden: health outcomes, socio economic status, and unsafe abortion in Tigray Province, Ethiopia”…

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APHA 2010: Bixby Poster Presentations Nov 6-10, 2010

November 6, 2010 @ 8:00 am - November 10, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Bixby Researchers will be presenting two posters at the at the 138th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2010) in Denver, CO <strong><a href="http://apha.confex.com/apha/138am/webprogram/Paper217986.html" target="_blank"><em>“Protecting Women Who Deliver at Home from PPH with Misoprostol: Distribution of Misoprostol through Antenatal Care in Tanzania”</em></a> </strong>part of the session: Innovative Approaches to Global Maternal and Child Health, Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 4:30 PM. <a href="http://apha.confex.com/apha/138am/webprogram/Paper225449.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>“Ensuring Access to Family Planning Among Adolescents in Africa: A Human Rights Approach” </em></strong></a>part of…

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