Events Archive

Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:01

International Health Fellowship: Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Postpartum Depression Among Health Extension Workers in Ethiopia

Presentors: Adina Goldberger and Ashley Ceniceros (MD Class of 2015)

Date: Wednesday, May 20 12-1PM

Location: Center for Global Health Large Conference Room

Organized by: Center for Global Health

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:58

Global Health Initiative Fellowship Presentations 

Presentors: Mania Kupershtok and Michael Sciaudone (MD Class of 2015)

Date: Friday, May 15 12-1PM

Location: Center for Global Health Large Conference Room

Organized by: Center for Global Health

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:57

Laurie Garrett, Council on Foreign Relations

With Panel Response and Q&A moderated by Helen Tilley, Associate Professor of History; Michael Diamond, Lecturer in Global Health Studies; Victor Roy, WCAS ’07 FSM

Laurie Garrett is one of America’s leading commentators on global health issues. She is the only person to win the three P’s of journalism: The Pulitzer Prize, the Peabody Award, and the Polk Award. She is a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the bestselling author of The Coming Plague, Betrayal of Trust. She has written for Foreign Affairs, Esquire, and The Washington Post, and is a frequent guest on TV news programs. Garrett also served as a script consultant on Contagion, and is a former president and now member of the National Association of Science Writers.

Organized by: Buffett Institute of Global Studies

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:53

Global Health Seminar Series III

Topic: Global Health Ethics for Medical Trainees (Required of M1s doing a global health elective this summer)

When: Wednesday, May 13 from 12 to 1PM

Where: Hughes Auditorium, Lurie Research Center, 303 E Superior

Dr. Doobay-Persaud graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine with a BA/MD and compeleted residency in Traditional Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.  She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Feinberg's Division of Hospital Medicine and Associate Director of Global Health Graduate Education and the Curriculum Director for the Masters of Since in Global Health.

Organized by: Center or Global Health

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:47

In celebration of a decade of Global Health Studies at Northwestern, IPD is organizing a day of events on May 8th. Please join us as we welcome back Global Health Studies alumni to speak on a panel about their careers since graduating from Northwestern. Lunch will be provided.

- Amee Amin (WCAS ’14 – Cultural Anthropology/Global Health Studies)
- Hira T. Khan (WCAS '11 – Psychology/Global Health Studies/Cross-Genre Creative Writing)
- Hannah Badal (WCAS '10 – Political Science/Global Health Studies)
- Emery Alden Mathieson (WCAS ’11 – Political Science/Legal Studies/Global Health Studies/Chinese)
Moderated by Professor William Leonard.

Organized by: IPD / Global Health Studies

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:42

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne is Gen. Secretary of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Sri Lanka’s largest non-governmental grassroots development organization. He developed many innovative programs, including delivering services for internally displaced persons and a novel program to address the psycho-social effects amongst children affected by war using a community based, non-medicalized approach to healing, that helped thousands of children to recover from the trauma of war.

After the Tsunami disaster in 2004, he was responsible for the overall coordination of the Sarvodaya’s emergency response and later the entire reconstruction program, one of the largest Tsunami recovery programs in the country.

Dr. Ariyaratne has also been a founding member and the Coordinator of the People’s Health Movement Sri Lanka, a network of grassroots health organizations working on advocacy related to health rights, including rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS, commercial sex workers, national drug policy, anti-tobacco policy and other contemporary health issues. He has also been involved extensively in civil society peace, interfaith and reconciliation initiatives. He has extensive experience working with governmental bodies, UN agencies, multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, national and international non-governmental organizations as well as the private sector in matters related to development.

A past President of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, he has extensive teaching and research experience in Community Medicine and has contributed to numerous peer reviewed publications and books. He is a Board Certified Specialist in Community Medicine.

Organized by: The Buffett Institute of Global Studies. Co-sponsored by Religious Studies, International Program Development (IPD), and Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS)

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Post date: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:39

Global Health Seminar Series 2015

When: Thursday, April 30th, 12-1PM

Location: Center for Global Health, 645 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1058 

Facilitator: Dr. Jonah Musa, MBBS, MSCI

This presentation is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and NIH Fogarty International Center

Organized by: Center for Global Health

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Post date: Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:31

Please join the Office of International Program Development in celebrating a decade of the Global Health Studies Minor at Northwestern University!

In our tenth year of the minor, we’re proud to be celebrating our 500th graduate among this year’s class of graduating seniors! Together, let's celebrate Northwestern's global health community’s achievements in creating a leading-edge interdisciplinary program, unprecedented international partnerships, and a pioneering vision for undergraduate global health education.

Challenges that were once local are now global. Health disparities are entwined with such complex international crises as education gaps, gender equity issues, endemic disease, environmental dilemmas, hunger, and poverty. Becoming a meaningful actor in public health equipped with the skills to create sustainable, culturally-relevant solutions – at home and abroad – requires a multi-faceted education. Northwestern’s interdisciplinary Global Health Studies Program is designed to provide that to our students through dynamic coursework, a requisite international experience, opportunities for innovative research, and a supportive environment for growing leaders.

This reception is open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members, but your RSVP is appreciated. Please email Chelsea Ducharme at if you plan to join us!

Hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be served.

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:58

Professor Basak Yavcan from TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Turkey will be presenting a talk titled "Conducting Interviews with Vulnerable Populations: A Case Study of Syrian Refugees in Turkey."

Sponsored by the Buffet Center Security Studies Group

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Post date: Mon, 04/13/2015 - 15:33

Full Title: Strategies of Engagement for Policy Reform on Women’s Political Empowerment in Sierra Leone: An Analysis of the Fifty-Fifty Group

Abstract: This presentation examines how African women NGO’s exercise agency to demand policy reforms for women’s political empowerment in post-war development. I examine whether on their own they can produce intended outcomes or whether more complex processes that involve other partnerships are necessary. I examine the Fifty-Fifty Group which promotes women’s leadership, raises awareness about women’s rights, monitors policy reforms and provides support for women running for elected office in Sierra Leone. I will show how this organization seeks to transform the structure of gender relations in a deeply embedded patriarchal culture through advocacy for policy reform and its educational programs.

Sponsored by the Program of African Studies

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