pediatrician and TV writer NEAL BAER: “Private and Public Storytelling: How to Use Digital and Traditional Technologies for Social Change”


Thursday, January 21, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 101

Neal Baer EdM ’79, AM ’82, M ’95Presented by: Office for the Arts in association with the Harvard Alumni Association
Admission Free: No Tickets Required; free and open to all Harvard affiliates and the public. Registration is closed and event is at capacity, but some seating may be available at the door starting 15 minutes prior to start time. Admission first come, first served, subject to venue capacity.
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Neal Baer EdM ’79, AM ’82, M ’95 is a pediatrician and television writer who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences’ views on a spectrum of social and political topics. His credits include the TV series “Under the Dome,” “ER” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” and he is the founder of Global Media Center for Social Impact, which uses new media to promote health initiatives around the world. Baer will discuss how compelling stories have the power to transform popular culture and catalyze social change in such areas as health, immigration, racial justice, America’s prison crisis, the environment, LGBT/gender equality, education, reproductive health and rights, and more.

Prior to his work as Executive Producer for “Under the Dome,” Baer was Executive Producer of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” which received six Emmys and a Golden Globe for acting, and Executive Producer of the NBC hit series “ER,” where he received five Emmy nominations as a producer and two for writing. Baer joined the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health as a Research Scientist in 2013. He recently established The Center for Storytelling, Activism and Health, now at UCLA, where he is working on projects using new media to promote health initiatives around the world. In addition, he is also a Senior Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and a Lecturer in the university’s School of Arts and Sciences.