June 1, 2013:
Study Abroad in Israel: IPD Announces Two New Programs at Tel Aviv University - April 25, 2013
IPD is excited to announce two new study abroad programs at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel: Public Health in Israel will expose students to the distinctive Israeli health and public health systems, as well as the different populations that access these systems. The Modern State of Israel: Politics, Economics & Ethnicity will focus on Israel's political system, its economic development, and its unique ethnic structure of Jewish immigrant groups and the Arab and Druze minority populations. The programs will run during Spring Quarter, with the first program offered in Spring 2014. Both programs will be led by Professor Elie Rekhess, Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies. Students will take four courses in each program and will be able to earn quarter credits toward their Northwestern requirements. Field trips to historical and archaeological sites, kibbutzim, medical institutions, research facilities, and high-tech enterprises will further complement class lectures and readings. These programs add to the existing Tel Aviv University Exchange Program for undergraduates. Interested in finding out more about these new programs? Call the IPD office at 847-467-6953 or email email@example.com.
Support Relief Efforts in Kayamandi - Stellenbosch, South Africa - March 26, 2013
Kayamandi, a Stellenbosch township that many Northwestern students on the study abroad program "Public Health and Development in South Africa" know well from their many hours of service work and engagement with its community, was hit by a devastating fire on March 15, leaving 2 people killed, 600 shacks destroyed, and 2,500 residents homeless. Various efforts are in place to support the community in Kayamandi, and IPD would like you to consider consider donating to one of the organizations supporting the relief effort in Kayamandi. These organizations are all leading efforts to rebuild the community and will use 100% of your donations toward these efforts. Link to Article
New Online Study Abroad System Saves Time for Students, Faculty, Staff - March 20, 2013
March 20, 2103. Fall in Cameroon studying social pluralism and development. Winter learning about comparative ecology and conservation in Ecuador. Summer in Germany immersed in the high-tech world of nanotechnology. Studying abroad allows Northwestern students to become well-rounded global citizens—and now a new, streamlined online system saves time and increases efficiency for students, faculty, staff, and administrators through every phase of the process, thanks to a partnership between NUIT and the Study Abroad Office, International Program Development, Buffett Center for International & Comparative Studies, and the Center for Global Engagement. Full Story
Source: NUIT ecommunicator
New Inspire Media + IPD Open Media Grant - March 4, 2013
International Program Development (IPD) is excited to announce a new grant available to IPD program students in partnership with Inspire Media. The Inspire Media + IPD International Open Media Grant provides students participating in one of IPD's study abroad programs (see list of programs here) the opportunity to convey a social issue they are passionate about through media to Northwestern-Evanston students. Students will partner with a student or peer native to create the media project about a local social issue while abroad. Furthermore, students will have access to Inspire Media Co-Directors of Production to ensure the success and completion of their project. Students can be awarded up to $500 for individual projects. The deadline to apply for this grant is March 17, 2013. Link to Application
Award Shines Light on Global Health Studies: Northwestern receives Paul Simon award for program's international scope - March 1, 2013
March 1, 2013. A key goal of Northwestern University’s Strategic Plan is engagement with the world. This week, the University’s success in promoting global engagement was underscored when NAFSA: the Association of International Educators named Northwestern one of three winners of its 2013 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award
The prestigious award put a spotlight on Global Health Studies, one of Northwestern’s fastest-growing programs of study.
“The Global Health Studies program embodies the interdisciplinary spirit of the most successful programs at Northwestern and is training the next generation of global health leaders in every area of health policy and healthcare,” says Dévora Grynspan, director of International Program Development (IPD). Home to the Minor in Global Health, IPD works with all Northwestern schools to promote internationalization and cross-school collaborations. Full Story
Source: Northwestern News
IPD Wanxiang Fellows Program Featured in Northwestern Magazine - December 3, 2012
Nine Northwestern students spent six weeks learning about sustainable energy last summer in China. The undergraduate students — a mix of engineering, computer science, environmental science and theater majors — toured a lithium ion battery factory, solar cell manufacturing plant and natural gas power plant in Hangzhou, China, as well as Tiananmen Square in Beijing and the Great Wall, as part of the inaugural Wanxiang Fellows Program.
Bridget Calendo (SCS98, KSM12), director of operations and outreach at the Initiative for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern, said the intensive immersion program allowed students to compare U.S. and Chinese approaches to energy issues. China, the world’s top carbon dioxide emitter, is also one of the leaders in solar and wind energy. Full Story
Source: Northwestern Magazine
New Public Health Student/Alumni Mentorship Program - November 20, 2012
The new Public Health Mentorship Program, which launches in January 2013, is uniquely designed for Global Health Studies minors to work on personal and professional development. Groups of one alumni, one upperclassman, and one underclassman will work together, taking advantage of the knowledge, strengths, and needs of all parties. Global Health minors will learn the skills and behavioral qualities valued in graduate schools and public health affiliated careers from the mentor while developing an informal peer advisor relationship with each other. Again, it is not necessary to have pursued graduate education to participate. More here
Israel is New Option for International Study - October 30, 2012
Beginning January 2013, Northwestern University undergraduate students will be able to study abroad in Israel at three universities -- Ben Gurion University in Beer-Sheva, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University. Interested students are welcome to attend the annual Study Abroad Fair at Norris University Center Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m., for more information.
The new study abroad opportunities in Israel -- a country that for years has been subject to a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning -- are the result of a change in Northwestern’s travel policy that now allows administrative and academic units to request permission to affiliate with educational institutions in countries under such warnings. Full story
Source: Northwestern News
NU expands Israel study abroad options - October 30, 2012
As part of a re-evaluation of the University’s risk assessment policy for students traveling abroad, Northwestern will soon offer three new undergraduate study abroad programs in Israel. Starting in January 2013, students will be able to participate in study abroad programs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er-Sheva, as well as an exchange program through Tel Aviv University, said Greg Buchanan, program coordinator for International Program Development. Full story
Source: The Daily Northwestern
Wanxiang Fellows Talk About Experiences in China - October 16, 2012
Northwestern undergraduate Ravi Patel shared a light note from his trip to China this summer as a Wanxiang Fellow: singing a song for a Beijing taxi driver who told him of his love for Bollywood movies.
He and other Wanxiang Fellows, eight of the nine undergraduate students from the inaugural class of fellows, were honored at a reception on campus Friday. They shared highlights and challenges of their six weeks in China this summer in fellowships that are focused on the development of clean energy technologies.
The Wanxiang Fellows Program in Green Technology and Environmental Sustainability was developed as part of President Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative” and is sponsored by China’s Wanxiang Group, which in addition to manufacturing solar panels is a leading maker of auto parts.
Northwestern President Morton Schapiro called the Wanxiang Fellowships “the perfect marriage of environmental studies, green technologies, China and Northwestern.” He thanked Pin Ni, president of Wanxiang America, at the reception, for helping to make them possible. Read on...
Source: Northwestern News
Find out more about the NU-IPD Wanxiang Fellows Program
IPD Urges Students to Hit the Road - Spring 2012
If Devora Grynspan could wave a magic wand and change anything about Northwestern, she would make sure all students seized the opportunity to explore their interests internationally, just as Stephanie Novak did.
As the director of Weinberg’s International Program Development (IPD), Grynspan says, “Everybody needs an international education now. Everything is global today—the economy, law, medicine, communications, environmental issues. It’s very important.”
Since 2002 IPD has been the go-to resource for myriad international experiences, from specially designed study abroad programs to a global health minor to fellowship opportunities. For instance, its offerings this summer include a six-week green technology and environmental sustainability fellowship in Hangzhou and Beijing, which is a joint program with the Wanxiang Corporation for engineering and environmental studies majors. Last February IPD presented a Global Health Research Symposium featuring panelist Ryan Lange ’11, a Global Health Studies alumnus and Fulbright scholar. Read on...
Source: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
How I Came to Cover 'The Beat of the Future' - Spring 2012
I ended up as a journalist based in Paris by watching too many episodes of House, M.D. While that might seem like an exaggeration, it’s not that far from the truth. When I came to Northwestern in fall 2007, I was intent on becoming a doctor despite years of schooling that told me I excelled in English and was no Harvey Cushing. (Cushing is considered one of the fathers of modern neurosurgery, and his biography, A Life in Surgery, held a special place on my overstuffed bookshelf for months.)
Then reality intervened. Read on...
Source: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Taking a More Holistic Approach to Global Health Education - February 19, 2012
PARIS — In the early 1900s, a course of study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine might have meant traveling to a hut in Italy for several months to study the causes of malaria.
Or it might have included sailing to the West Indies to help a team of researchers investigate something called filariasis, a pathogen that seemed to be spread by mosquitoes. It could even have meant heading to Africa to help combat outbreaks of bubonic plague or dysentery.
“The colonial legacy gave rise to schools of tropical medicine,” explained Dr. Peter Piot, who has been the director of the school since 2010. “Belgium, Germany, France, Portugal — all colonial powers had them.” Read on...
Source: The New York Times
IPD welcomes Noelle Sullivan to the Global Health Studies Faculty - August 13, 2012
Professor Sullivan comes to us from the University of Florida where she was a Lecturer and Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for African Studies. She is a Medical Anthropologist who has worked extensively in Africa on issues of health care reform and global health policy.
Professor Sullivan's research interests include global health policy, critical medical anthropology, development, gender, transnational governance, development institutions, and the politics of knowledge and representation. Her PhD dissertation was entitled "Negotiating abundance and scarcity: health sector reform, development aid, and biomedical practice in a Tanzanian hospital." This fall, Noelle Sullivan will be teaching "HIV/AIDS in Africa" and "Introduction to International Public Health."
Welcome to Northwestern, Professor Sullivan!
NU welcomes students and staff from Bocconi - July 8, 2012
While some students only have to walk a few blocks to get to a lecture, one group of students has traveled more than 4,000 miles to attend classes and explore the Northwestern campus.
Twenty-nine students from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, arrived on July 1 and are staying on the Evanston campus as they study and attend lectures and seminars for three and a half weeks. The students are a part of Campus Abroad, a program that sends undergraduate and graduate Bocconi students to college campuses in different countries to take a class and experience a new culture. Read on...
Source: Daily Northwestern
Global health pioneer Paul Farmer speaks to big crowd of Northwestern global health minors - June 15, 2012
Dr Paul Farmer, global health pioneer and Northwestern's 2012 commencement keynote speaker met with over 60 Northwestern global health minors to answer any questions they had about studying and working in the field of global health. An overwhelmingly big crowd showed up at the Allen Center yesterday, June 14, 2012, to hear him speak about his experiences in global health and to find out more about opportunities and fields within the global health sector. Photos here!
Northwestern begins preparation process for Chinese study abroad program - May 3, 2012
Ten Northwestern students will begin their preparation for a new summer study abroad program in China this Friday. The students will travel to China this summer to study sustainable energy as part of the WanxiangFellows Program.
The program, created last year as part of President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong Initiative, will send students to Beijing for four weeks to take classes at Peking University before they transition to Wanxiang Polytechnic College in Hangzhou, China for an “intensive immersion program,” said Karey Fuhs, assistant director of International Program Development at the NU Study Abroad Office. At Wanxiang, the students will work with local faculty on projects related to environmental sustainability, said Fuhs. Read on...
Source: The Daily Northwestern
Northwestern IPD Study Abroad Photo Exhibit at Norris NU Galleria - April 16-22, 2012
Step outside of Evanston for a few moments, and explore the wider world without leaving campus! Stop by the NU Galleria this week (April 16-22) on the ground floor of Norris, and admire some of the most amazing snapshots from our students abroad! "Like" your favorite picture(s) on our Facebook page and enter to win a gift certificate to amazon.com! The winner will be announced on our Facebook page the week after the exhibit.
Students study abroad earlier, in student-friendly cities - March 1, 2012
Whether concerned about securing internships or looking to expand their educational boundaries, Northwestern students are heading overseas after their freshman and sophomore years, following a national trend of students studying abroad earlier in their college careers.
According to a USA TODAY College article published last week, more students are choosing to study abroad during their freshman and sophomore years. A separate study by QS, a website that promotes networking between universities and businesses, found students are also opting to study abroad in the Top 50 Best Student Cities, a list including Paris and London as the most student-friendly destinations.
Weinberg sophomore Nikhil Bhagwat chose to study abroad the summer after his freshman year in 2011. As an economics major, Bhagwat said he thought China was the ideal place for him, given the country's growing economy. Bhagwat attended NU's Political & Economic Development Summer Program because the classes interested him the most, he said. Read on...
Source: The Daily Northwestern
IPD sends Global Health Minor to Case Competition at Emory - February 1, 2012
For the past three years, Emory University’s Global Health Institute has held a Global Health Case Competition, which allows twenty multi-disciplinary teams from universities across the US to compete and design solutions in response to a global health dilemma based on real-world problems. In March of this year, NU will send a multi-disciplinary team of students representing the Feinberg School of Education, Kellogg School of Management, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. Christopher Miller, an undergraduate psychology major and global health minor through IPD, as well as a member of GlobeMed, will be the youngest among the group. Participation in the competition is a tremendous opportunity for Northwestern to provide a unique educational experience on global health that would involve students from multiple disciplines and schools working collaboratively in a team on a national stage. This dovetails nicely with the direction of the new strategic plan, which makes global health a top priority at NU and cites existing projects that rely on “collaborative efforts (that) draw on our expertise across many disciplines: science, medicine, business, engineering, communications and the social sciences.” The 2012 team is being sponsored by FSM’s Center for Global Health, Weinberg’s Office of International Program Development, and FSM’s Vice Dean for Education. Read more...
Paul Farmer to Speak at Graduation - January 30, 2012
Paul Farmer, physician, anthropologist and Harvard professor, known worldwide for his pioneering work in global health -- particularly in Haiti -- will speak at Northwestern University’s 154th commencement. Northwestern’s 2012 commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the University’s Ryan Field. Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is the co-founder of Partners In Health, the international humanitarian organization dedicated to working with communities to fight disease and to deliver health care in resource-poor areas of the world.
Fall 2011 IPD Photo Contest Winners! - January 23, 2012
When we think of France, images of the Tour Eifel against clear skies and toasty cafes along the Seine come to mind. This year, students on the Critical Theory, Literature, & Media, European Union Studies, and Public Health in Europe programs of IPD did not disappoint in displaying the quintessence of France. However, many of these photos move beyond the clichéd and challenge the viewer to observe France through a distinct eye. Juxtaposing stoic buildings, students captured vibrant energy and characteristic passion of the French bringing a culture to life. From soaring building facades to delicate toy soldiers, these moments in time titillate the Francophile in us all.
Congratulations to the Photo Contest winners and a big thanks to all who submitted!
To see the winners and more, follow this link.
Northwestern students to assess Evanston health needs through survey - January 19, 2012
Northwestern students enrolled in Introduction to International Public Health will administer a citywide survey to assess Evanston's community health needs. The survey is part of the Evanston Health Department's five-year plan to improve the city's health services. Read more...
New Best Paper in the Critical Theory Program Award goes to Medill Junior Ryan Lafferty - January 16, 2012
Congratulations to Ryan Lafferty, 2011 Critical Theory, Literature & Media in Paris participant for receiving the Best Paper in the Critical Theory Program Award, for his paper: "Atget’s Animation of Stillness: The Life of the Still." Ryan will be recognized at the Alice Kaplan Institute's colloquium entitled "Dialogue: The Origins and Disappearance of the Humanities," on Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 in Harris 108.
This award celebrates the establishment of the new "Paris Program in Critical Theory, Literature, and the Media," and is sponsored by the Office for International Program Development (IPD), The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, and the French Interdisciplinary Group.
IPD Cuba Study Program grows... - January 11, 2012
When Weinberg senior Hannah Jahnke stepped off the plane to study abroad last summer, she was greeted by a large billboard making an accusation rarely heard back home. The sign, placed directly outside the Havana airport, denounced Americans as terrorists. Read more...
Source: Daily Northwestern
Engineering Alum Sean Campbell-Massa advices: "Try global health, try study abroad." - December 7, 2011
For biomedical engineering alumnus Sean Campbell-Massa, the opportunity to study abroad through CIGHT came as a surprise. “When I was a junior, I was looking at getting my requirements done for graduation--seeing what other options were out there. But then I found out about Professor Kelso’s program in Cape Town.”
“Before that, I hadn’t even thought study abroad was an option.”
For Campbell-Massa, however, the experience was transformative. “I had done the McCormick co-op program, working with Medtronic. And it was great—I didn’t really know what engineering was like in industry and the work was certainly valuable and important. But I also had some interest in possibly going to medical school that I wanted to try out.”
CIGHT’s Global Health Technologies program gave Campbell-Massa the opportunity to test the waters. While in Cape Town, Campbell-Massa studied health infrastructure in the developing world, participating in research for the government health department and redesigning hospital beds to make them cost-effective for local manufacturers. Read more...
Source: McCormick CIGHT News
HIV/AIDS In Africa and Beyond: The Story the Media Missed - December 1, 2011
South African author, journalist, scholar to discuss HIV/AIDS pandemic
With approximately one in eight people HIV-positive, South Africa is at the epicenter of the world’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. On Thursday, Dec. 1, Jonny Steinberg -- a South African author, journalist and scholar who has written extensively about the pandemic -- will speak at Northwestern University. His presentation is part of the Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies. Read more...
Study abroad and escape the NU 'bubble' - November 18, 2011
With reading week and finals nearly upon us, the end of Fall Quarter is nigh. Before you know it, you'll be trudging through snow and waking up for class in near-darkness. That's the bad news. The good news is that early January is also a time to make decisions about studying abroad next year. You can still dream of Barcelona or Beijing, of Quito or Cairo. Options for NU students abound. Read more...
Kuwait Science Fair joins up with NU - November 14, 2011
In an effort to increase its global outreach, Northwestern has partnered with the Kuwait Science Fair, offering a four-year undergraduate tuition scholarship to the first place winner. "We are interested in internationalizing the student body. We would assume that the winner of the science fair in Kuwait would be a good candidate to come to Northwestern," says Devora Grynspan, Director of the Office of International Program Develpment. Read more...
Working to improve lives: Northwestern's Global Health Program - November 3, 2011
Every quarter, Global Health Studies minors and participants on IPD Programs create tangible change. With dedication and innovative skill, students are working directly with professors, researchers, and doctors toward progress. Check out this video on the Global Health Portal to learn more.
Halting pandemics in their tracks: EpidemicIQ - October 28, 2011
Imagine knowing of an infectious outbreak moments after it happens--before the WHO, before the press, before the world. That is now a reality through former Global Health Studies alumni Lalith Poleppedi's work with Global Viral Forecasting, a San Francisco non-profit whose stated purpose is develop a global system to prevent pandemics. As part of IPD's new "Report From the Field" Speaker Series, students had the opportunity to hear about Lalith's groundbreaking work in the global health arena. Read more...
Spring and Summer 2011 IPD Program Photo Contest Winners - October 26, 2011
A serene scape of Chilean mountains, a child's call to action, a prayer to Buddha--these are just a few subjects from the stunning photos of this year's Spring and Summer IPD Photo Contest winners. Through the lens of the viewer, we are invited to partake in a colorful journey spanning the world. Moments of silence and excitement are poetically captured illustrating the heart of culture. We are moved to feel. This past spring and summer, IPD offered four trips in total to South Africa, Chile, China, and Cuba. Students had the opportunity to study a variety of subjects spanning from pulic health practicums to local languages and identity.
Congratulations to the Photo Contest winners and a big thanks to all who submitted!
'Contagion' echoes the reality of public health outbreaks - October 24, 2011
Anyone who sees the Hollywood thriller “Contagion” may be a little on edge. In the film an unknown pathogen moves from Hong Kong to Chicago before globetrotting in a ruthless killing spree. The medical community struggles to contain it and find a cure as the world panics, falling into chaos.
Could an epidemic like “Contagion” really happen?
Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug, led a discussion at Northwestern University about “Contagion” and how the government handles health outbreaks at an event sponsored by IPD Office, Environmental Policy and Culture Program, International Studies, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Evanston Health Department. Read more...
Students Will Study Green Technology in China - August 25, 2011
A group of 12 to 20 Northwestern University students will travel each of the next five years to China to study the development of clean energy technologies in China, thanks to a gift from the Wanxiang America Corporation, based in Elgin, Ill. According to Dévora Grynspan, director of International Program Development at Northwestern, “The Wanxiang Fellows Program will support the design of a new program for students interested in environmental issues, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. These students are often underrepresented in international programs because of the lack of professionally relevant opportunities abroad. The Wanxiang Fellows Program is an important step in addressing this need.” Read more...
NU students help shape the future of Evanston public health - July 8, 2011
Public health in Chicago is not getting better, according to infectious disease expert and Northwestern University associate professor Rebecca Wurtz. But, in Evanston change is on the horizon, thanks to a recent partnership between Wurtz’s Introduction to Public Health class and the Evanston Health Department. Read more...
GlobeMed Co-Founder and Global Health Studies Alumn Peter Luckow wins Echoing Green Fellowship - June 5, 2011
Global Health Studies Alumns in the News: Congratulations to GlobeMed Co-Founder and Global Health Studies Alumn Peter Luckow ('09) of Tiyatien Health for winning the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship!!
HIV/AIDS in Global Perspective: New Fall Course (Anthro 390-0-25) - June 2, 2011
Sign-up for a new Global Health elective: HIV/AIDS was first described as a syndrome in 1981. By 2000, AIDS was the leading infectious cause of adult death in the world. Over the past 30 years, more than 50 million people have been infected with the HIV virus. We know how to prevent HIV infection, yet over 2 million new cases of HIV infection occur every year. Why? This course offers a broad overview of the epidemiological, social, cultural, political, and economic factors shaping the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a global perspective. We will explore the politics and personal experiences of HIV/AIDS in the USA, Africa, India, Brazil, Cuba, and elsewhere (although approximately 50% of the case studies will come from Africa). In addition, we will use an anthropological perspective to analyze specific topics such as: stigma, ARVs (anti-retroviral therapy), human rights and social justice, gender, LGBT issues, AIDS vaccine, research ethics, commercial sex work, activism, AIDS exceptionalism, medical male circumcision as prevention, etc. We will discuss influential NGOs and global organizations responsible for setting the AIDS research, prevention, and treatment agendas, and debate the role of humanitarianism and student service learning in fighting HIV/AIDS today.
IPD Study Abroad Coordinator Karey Fuhs comments on new regulations for educational travel to Cuba - May 31, 2011
IPD study abroad coordinator Karey Fuhs was quoted in an article published by "The Chronicle of Higher Education". The article describes how the easing of travel regulations to Cuba will offer various opportunities for educational study abroad programming. IPD has recently launched a new Public Health in Cuba program, with the first group of students going to Cuba this summer. Read more...
Former IPD Public Health in Uganda student wins Princeton in Africa Fellowship - May 23, 2011
Senior Julie Kornfeld won a Princeton in Africa Fellowship to work in Uganda next year with the Lutheran World Federation. The social policy major is passionate about international human rights, especially related to forced migration in the conflict zones of East Africa. Not only did she study abroad in Uganda through Northwestern’s International Program Development program, but she also traveled to Ethiopia for work on her senior honors thesis. Read on...
Source: SESP News
IPD “Global Healthcare Technologies in South Africa” program moved to Winter quarter - April 29, 2011
IPD’s “Global Healthcare Technologies in South Africa” program has been moved from Spring Quarter to Winter Quarter, beginning this coming Winter Quarter 2011. This program is exclusively designed for engineering students and offers a hands-on experience in developing and managing technology infrastructure to improve health outcomes in resource-poor environments, particularly the townships of Cape Town. The program application deadline is September 26, 2011, and an info session will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 pm in Tech E133. For more information on the program, click here.
Save the Date: NU Global Health Week 2011 - February 7, 2011
Northwestern University Global Health Week 2011: Northwestern in the World will be held April 5-8, 2011. The week will highlight the various global health activities taking place throughout the Northwestern community and its international institutional partners. Faculty, physicians and researchers from around the world, including France, India, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and many more, will participate in NU Global Health Week 2011More information, including an agenda and speakers bios, will be available shortly at Northwestern's Global Health Portal
IPD "Public Health in Mexico" program relocated to CHILE from Summer 2011 - February 4, 2011
IPD's "Public Health in Mexico" program will take place in Santiago, Chile this summer quarter 2011 instead of Mexico City. For more information on the new program "Public Health in Chile" click here.
New IPD Summer Program in Cuba - January 21, 2011
A new Northwestern IPD program: "Public Health in Cuba", has just been approved for this coming summer 2011. Applications are due March 2, 2011. Various fellowships are available. Click here for more information on the program and on how to apply.
Observations of American Travelers in South Africa - January 19, 2011
Kathryn Mathers, a visiting scholar in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, came to speak to a group of Northwestern students, staff, and faculty on Wednesday, January 19, to discuss her new book: Travel, Humanitariansim, and becoming American in Africa. Mathers described how encounters with Africans lead to a problematic desire to save Africa, which in turn is then seen as a way to to resolve the tensions between aspirations for a globally responsible America and the current reality of its geopolitical role.
Brown Professor Discusses Bioethics, Islam and Organ Transplants in Egypt - January 11, 2011
Sherine Hamdy, a Brown University anthropologist, visited Northwestern University on Tuesday, January 11, to talk about her new book Our Bodies Belong to God: Bioethics, Islam and Organ Transplants in Egypt. According to Hamdy the going rate for kidneys in Egypt in circa 2006 was approximately $5000. It might not sound like much, but in a country where poverty is high, organ traffickers are persuasive and poor preventative care raises demand—the choice is complicated. Enter Islam into the equation and you’ve got what amounts to a series of puzzles, according to Hamdy. NU Global Health Reporter Lauren Everitt discusses Hamdy's lecture on her blog: Kidneys for sale? Sherine Hamdy discusses her new book on Egypt’s ethical debate over organ transplantation
Pulitzer Prize Winner David Oshinsky's Lecture on "Polio: An American Story" - Nov. 5, 2010
Professor Oshinsky, a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University, came to Northwestern on Friday, Nov. 5, to speak about his Pulitzer Prize winning book "Polio:An American Story," in which he details the terrifying 1940s and 1950s polio outbreak in the United States and the race to find a cure.
Global Health Alumni Returned to Campus to Talk about their Careers - Nov. 3, 2010
As part of the Center for Civic Engagement and One Book One Northwestern's Civically Engaged Young Alumni Week, the IPD Office presented five young and successful alumni who have found their career path in the field of global health. They talked about their careers and lives in general, and how their studies at Northwestern University have shaped who and where they are today.
New Approved IPD Programs in Germany and France - Nov. 1, 2010
Check out the new programs on our website: Contemporary Berlin: Culture, Identity & Citizenship and Paris: Critical Theory, Literature, and Media
New Approved Exchange Programs in Europe - Nov. 1, 2010
Exchange Programs in two wonderful cities in Europe, Milan and Istanbul, have been approved! Check out the new exchange opportunities on our website:Bocconi University (Milan), Koç University (Istanbul). You will be able to take courses taught in English at both schools!
Global Health Lecture on Kuru: An Epidemic - Oct. 25, 2010
Shirley Lindenbaum, a cultural anthropologist whose areas of research include the study of "Kauu" in Papua New Guinea, cholera in Bangladesh, and HIV/AIDS in the United States, came to talk about her research on Kuru. Kuru is a fatal neurological disease believed to be transmitted through cannibalism. The lecture was held at Swift Hall with great success and was followed by reception.
IPD Fellowship Research Symposium - Oct. 21, 2010
Students had a special opportunity to meet fellowship winners and listen to presentations on various Global Health research projects. Students presented research projects from Ghana, Uganda, India, and the Philippines. Many students as well as faculty members came to listen to the fellowship winners' impressive presentations.