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August 9 2018

Dear Fellows & Faculty

This is a note to introduce myself as the Atlantic Institute’s new Communications Director. It’s an exciting and challenging role; I started this week in Oxford and over time, I very much look forward to meeting Fellows and Faculty from all seven Programs across the world.

I’m also a Senior Atlantic Fellow and last December graduated from the Global Brian Health Institute at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

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August 9 2018

This is an informational webinar that was hosted by AFHE's Program Director, Guenevere Burke about the new Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, the newest member to our global Atlantic Fellows community.

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August 9 2018

I was honored to co-present last Friday alongside Professor Jay Olshanksy, an epidemiologist from University of Illinois at Chicago for an American Society on Aging regional meeting in Chicago. Human longevity has been a hot topic in the news lately and it was refreshing to participate in a discussion on the realities of longevity. Professor Olshansky’s work on the biological limits of longevity is in stark contrast to an “anti-aging” and immortality rhetoric that society is exposed to on a regular basis.

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August 9 2018

In the full transcript of his speech to the Garma festival, Richard Flanagan says the country can make itself stronger by saying yes to the Uluru statement.

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August 9 2018

Curtin University has launched a new scholarship named in honour of Former Prime Minister, the Honourable Julia Gillard AC, to support academically gifted young women through university.

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August 2 2018

A picture of Fionnuala SweeneyWe are delighted welcome Fionnuala Sweeney as the Communications Director for the Atlantic Institute.  Fionnuala joins us in Oxford next week.

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August 2 2018

The International Inequalities Institute Annual Conference took place in Cape Town on 15 June, 2018, to explore the root causes of and solutions for unemployment (and under-employment) and inequality in Africa.

Recommended by AFSEE

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August 2 2018

“Hell is other people,” famously wrote the French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre at the close of his 1943 play No Exit. While for Sartre this was a philosophically sophisticated point, in America today it has become simply the way we increasingly treat people at the margins of our society. We see whole groups of people as unlike ourselves—as the undesirable “other.”  

Recommended by Penelope Brook, Atlantic Institute 

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August 2 2018

I hope that this movie can be used as material for discussion groups on social determinants of health, as part of a workshop or curriculum in public health, as an advocacy tool for greater health equity and health for all. Together, we can spread the message on the importance of health for all.

Recommended by Natalie Phaholyothin, Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in South East Asia.   Shared via LinkedIn

 

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August 2 2018

But, does music have a role to play in protecting the brain from cognitive decline? And can playing or listening to music improve the quality of life of people with dementia?

Recommended by Catherine Jordan, Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health. Shared via Twitter