Recorded Talks

Becker Friedman Institute

A Good Time to Be Born: Perri Klass and Dr. Dana Suskind

 

Nov. 17, 2020

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, the Becker Friedman Institute, and the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore hosted a special event to celebrate the publication of A Good Time To Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future. Dr. Klass joined Dr. Dana Suskind, co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, for an in-depth discussion of the astonishing human achievement at the heart of this book. What can we learn from the scientists, public health advocates, and groundbreaking women doctors who brought new scientific ideas to families over the past century? How can we apply those lessons to the greatest public health crises facing us today? And if we don’t, are we at risk of forfeiting the incredible gains we’ve achieved?

Science On Tap

A Good Time to Be Born: Perri Klass and David Oshinsky

 

Nov. 16, 2020

The steady beating back of infant and child mortality is one of our greatest human achievements. At this Science on Tap, Perri Klass, MD, is joined by David Oshinsky, PhD, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book "Polio: An American Story" and Professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She discusses the science and history of medical breakthroughs that have saved countless children’s lives, and pays tribute to scientists, public health advocates, and groundbreaking women doctors who brought new scientific ideas about sanitation and vaccination to families. Join us to learn about how these scientists, healers, reformers, and parents who rewrote the human experience so that―for the first time in human memory―early death is now the exception rather than the rule.

Reach Out and Read

A Good Time to Be Born: Perri Klass and Dr. Eileen Costello

Oct. 19, 2020

National Reach Out and Read Medical Director Dr. Perri Klass is joined by Dr. Eileen Costello for a rich conversation about science, public health, and the fight against child mortality that transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live. 

Greenlight Bookstore
A Good Time to Be Born: Perri Klass and Andrew Solomon
Oct. 19, 2020

On Monday, October 19, Fort Greene’s independent Greenlight Bookstore hosted Andrew Solomon and Perri Klass, Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University and author of the weekly New York Times column, The Checkup, in a discussion of her newest book, A Good Time to Be Born: How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future.

Town Hall Seattle

 

How Science and Public Health Gave Children a Future: Perri Klass and Paula Fass

 

Oct. 13, 2020

Don’t miss this hopeful conversation about the great strides that have transformed parenting, doctoring, and the way we live.

 

Paula S. Fass is a professor of history emerita at UC Berkeley, and the author of several books, most recently of The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child. Over her 45 year career, she has researched and written about many areas of American culture and society, including parenting, immigration, education, sexuality, and youth culture.