Law & Order’s Mariska Hargitay Talks Hollywood, Global Health

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Can’t get enough Law & Order even though it’s on every single hour of every day? Mariska Hargitay, of the procedural’s Special Victims Unit series, will be in the District this week to talk about Hollywood’s portrayal of global health issues. Hargitay is joined by the show’s executive producer Neal Baer,  as well as representatives of both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Hollywood, Health & Society (the sponsoring organization).

The group’s focus will be a discussion on how entertainment can play a role in support for global initiatives around developing healthcare. Fishbowl DC has more details on the event, which will be held this Wednesday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Library of Congress in the Mumford Room (6th floor) of the Madison Building.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

5 thoughts on “Law & Order’s Mariska Hargitay Talks Hollywood, Global Health

  1. Mariska Hargitay is amazing. On top of her beauty and talent this woman is engaged in numerous social causes. What a woman, what a great person.

  2. Any word on whether a transcript or summary of the discussion will be available? I’m doing research on representations of philanthropy in international media & cinema, so I’m curious about this discussion. Thanks!

  3. Very interesting – continue to spread the word. Looking forward to an update. For too long now have I had the urge to begin my personal blog. Guess if I put it off any more I’ll never do it. I’ll be sure to add you to my Blogroll. Thanks again!!

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