January 28, 2020 2:00 am

Person Place Thing


Event Info


Join host Randy Cohen, former New York Times Ethicist Columnist, for a live recording of his podcast Person Place Thing. This engaging conversation will feature International Women’s Health Coalition President Françoise Girard describing a person, a place, and a thing she finds meaningful — for a surprising story from a great talker.


January 28, 2020 2:00 am


Françoise Girard is the president of the International Women’s Health Coalition. A lawyer by training, she is a longtime advocate and expert on women’s health, human rights, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS. Girard is regularly consulted by governments and UN agencies and has been instrumental to ensuring that global normative frameworks include and further women’s rights. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Newsweek, Philanthropy News Digest, and peer-reviewed journals like The Lancet, Science and Journal of Adolescent Health.

Randy Cohen is the host of Person Place Thing. Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for Late Night with David Letterman for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s TV Nation. He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote “The Ethicist,” a weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. His most recent book (an optimistic formulation) is Be Good: How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything.


International Women’s Health Coalition
333 7th Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10001


Registration is full for this event. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please email cdelrosario-tapan@iwhc.org