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SHE Center Events and Projects

  • Our Latest Webinar

    A Conversation with Navid Madani, PhD, Founding Director of the SHE Center
    "Ovarian Cancer Unplugged 1.0 – a Patient's Perspective"
    Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023

    Check back for video of this event – coming soon!

    The SHE Center frequently hosts, sponsors, and promotes special events and projects throughout the United States, the Middle East, and North Africa.

    Webinar Series Videos

  • Norooz & Nutrition: A Conversation on Health and Culture
    March 29, 2023: Dr. Navid Madani hosts Chef Orly Elyashar in a conversation on health and culture.

  • A Conversation with Noam Chomsky about the Women-led Uprising in Iran
    Oct. 11, 2022: In light of the first women-led movement in Iranian history, Prof. Chomsky and Dana-Farber’s Navid Madani, PhD, explore the situation in Iran – discussing the involvement of these brave youth, as well as the education of the masses on these issues.

  • A Conversation with Rahul Jandial
    July 12, 2022: Dr. Navid Madani speaks with Dr. Rahul Jandial, surgeon at City of Hope, about collaboration, implementation, and the ethics of international health intervention.

  • Teatime with SHE: HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan
    March 8, 2022: Dr. Madani and Princess Ghida Talal sit together for a conversation on International Women's Day.

  • Dec. 1, 2021 [World AIDS Day]: The Challenges of Combatting HIV/AIDS During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    World AIDS Day should represent our continued efforts to find better preventive measures, and a vaccine/antiviral combination that will move us towards a possible cure for HIV. Although we have the tools in hand to end the HIV pandemic, challenges remain, and how to overcome these challenges will be our key to ending this epidemic.

  • Oct. 28, 2021: The Intersection of Entertainment, Society, and Health
    Actor, comedian, and author Maz Jobrani discusses the intersection of entertainment, society, and health with Dr. Navid Madani. The SHE Center prioritizes youth education and awareness surrounding critical issues of equity and representation, and addresses these issues through media, virtual engagement, and in-person connections. This Teatime has this mission in mind.

  • April 14, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccines Unplugged
    A year after the start of COVID-19 pandemic, Drs. Modjarrad and Madani look at the different and evolving landscape of current vaccines and what is in the pipeline.

  • Feb. 25, 2021: A Breakdown of Immigration Law in 2021
    In this webinar, Navid Madani, PhD, and Mahsa Khanbabai, Esq., discuss the current state of immigration policy, which has been in constant flux over the past several years; this conversation was an opportunity to catch up on the latest news about US visa policies and immigration.

  • February 17, 2021: Gender Equality in the COVID-19 Era
    Navid Madani, PhD, and Nadereh Chamlou of the Atlantic Council, explore women’s mentorship, collaboration, and economic empowerment in this pandemic era.

  • February 4, 2021: Emerging Adulthood in the MENA Region
    Four young adults with experience in, and knowledge of, the MENA region discuss its health and educational challenges, disparities, and opportunities on many levels.

  • December 23, 2020: International Scientific Cooperation in the Face of a Pandemic
    Professor Peter Hotez and SHE Center Director Navid Madani, PhD, discuss international scientific cooperation in the face of a pandemic.

  • December 1, 2020: "HIV/AIDS Response in the Time of COVID-19"

    A conversation with Dr. Fardad Doroudi, UNAIDS Country Director-Iran

  • September 9, 2020: Pressures of the Global Pandemic: Global Educational and Health Inequities
    Navid Madani, PhD, and Professor Noam Chomsky discuss "Pressures of the Global Pandemic: Global Educational and Health Inequalities"

  • August 26, 2020: Reinventing the Wheel: Why We Need to Constantly Reexamine Matters of Gender, Health, and Development
    In this webinar, Navid Madani, PhD, conversed with Dr. Renu Chahil-Graf, International Development Advisor and Writer and Former UNAIDS Director for MENA, on critical matters relating to gender, health, and development.

    August 12, 2020: How Does MENA Envision Achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    In this webinar, moderated by SHE Center Director Navid Madani, PhD, scientists, public health professionals, and interested participants from around the world heard from experts and leaders in the MENA region assessing our progress and individual responsibility in working to achieve the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

    July 22, 2020: Youth and COVID: Assessing Youth Education, Identity, and Mental Health during COVID
    In this webinar, introduced by SHE Center Director Navid Madani, PhD, scientists, public health professionals, and interested participants from around the world heard the insights of an exciting panel of young scientists, as they discussed the implications of the pandemic on the generation that will inherit and experience its effects throughout their future.

    June 29, 2020: The Global Political and Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Women's Health, Safety, and Rights
    In this webinar moderated by SHE Center Director Navid Madani, PhD, scientists and public health professionals from around the world heard the insights of a distinguished panel of experts, as they discussed the global political and socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on issues of women's health, safety, and rights domestically and internationally.