Yale Explores....Planetary Health

Overview

We invite you to join fellow alumni, parents, and friends for an evening of connection and engagement at Yale Explores, a series designed to bring together the Yale community and offer an interdisciplinary exploration of challenges facing our world. 

Yale Explores…
Planetary Health: Safeguarding Human Health and the Natural Systems on Which It Depends

Debates have raged over humanity’s effect on the health of the planet since the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. On a parallel track over that same period, medical scientists, researchers, and clinicians, harnessing new technologies, have dramatically improved human health and longevity around the globe. Now, amidst ominous signs that Earth’s capacity to sustain this growth is faltering, has emerged an entirely new field, "Planetary Health." Launched in 2014, this movement advocates addressing human health and environmental health in an integrated way, in the conviction that one cannot be achieved without the other. Planetary health aims to maximize both the health of human civilization, including our political, economic, and social systems, and the health of the natural systems on which human life depends.  

Join Yale professors Daniel Esty, Ann Kurth, and Paul Turner for a wide-ranging exploration of planetary health and the research, collaborations, and policy implications that are resulting from their work. The conversation will be moderated by Margaret Warner ’71, senior fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and former Chief Global Affairs Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and will conclude with reflections from President Peter Salovey ’86 Ph.D.

Event co-sponsored by: Association of Yale Alumni, Graduate School Alumni AssociationYale Club of Philadelphia

Event Details

  • When

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • National Constitution Center
    525 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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