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18: Reproductive Rights

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The seminar will address social and medical issues concerning reproductive rights in a number of countries and regions. At the outset, participants will be introduced to the concept of natural fertility as well as different social approaches to it. Seeing as a good grasp of the historical background is necessary in order to understand current dynamics and legal situations, the seminar will provide insights into the legal and social history of contraception and abortion. The seminar will be taught by two medical doctors whose expert knowledge will form the cornerstone of the debate.


Founder and Director, Museum of Contraception and Abortion, Vienna; Founder and Medical Director, Gynmed Ambulatorium, Vienna Chair
Faculty Physician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Chair

MD Siripanth NIPPITA

Faculty Physician, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

2000-2002 Assistant Director, Institute for Health and Social Justice, Partners in Health
2002-2003 Faculty Assistant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Stanford University School of Medicine
2007 MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
2007-2011 Resident, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
2011-2013 Instructor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Fellow, Family Planning, Columbia University
2013 MS Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
since 2013 Instructor, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
since 2013 Faculty Physician, Family Planning and Gynaecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
since 2017 Assistant Residency Program Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Seminar Week

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17:00 - 17:30Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018Plenary
17:30 - 18:15Opening speechPlenary
19:00 - 21:00Presentation of the seminarsPlenary


Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic prioritySeminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilienceSeminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societiesSeminar
Seminar 04: Imminent climate shocks - Resilience and diversity in climate changeSeminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policySeminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on societySeminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspectiveSeminar
Seminar 08: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentSeminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocksSeminar
Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humansSeminar
Seminar 11: European Security - Moving towards resilience?Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challengesSeminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars - Education for changeSeminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilienceSeminar
Seminar 15: Artificial intelligence and EthicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological controlSeminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our futureSeminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive RightsSeminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart - DojoSeminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of languageSeminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play?Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship - Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth CultureSeminar


19:00 - 20:00Global Muckraking: A guest lecture on investigative journalismPlenary


18:00 - 21:00FAN ReceptionSocial
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial