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Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest - Submission Due Date

Sunday 11/12 11:55PM - 11:55PM

The Consortium of universities for Global Health (CUGH) has an essay contest that gives individuals the opportunity to reflect on their global health education and practice. This contest is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health. Submissions are due by midnight EST on November 12, 2017. Winners will be announced on December 20, 2017. For submission details and essay requirements, please visit:

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Thu 2/15/18
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility Center for Global Health Event
Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Structural Violence & International Responsibility
Thu 2/15 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Matiangai Sirleaf, JD is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Sirleaf will be presenting her critical research on Africa, Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses, in  4130 Posvar on Thursday, February 15 at 2 pm.

Ebola Does Not Fall from the Sky: Global Structural Violence and International Responses- presents challenges the conventional understanding that international crises are limited to instances of direct physical violence. Instead, it argues that the disproportionate distribution of infectious diseases like Ebola are a form of structural violence that warrants international intervention. In the field of global public health, structural violence is a concept used to describe health inequities and to draw attention to the differential risks for infection in the Global South, and among those already infected, for adverse consequences including death, injury and illness. 

This Article clarifies how the concept of structural violence can be operationalized in law. In particular, it illustrates the ways in which the international actors can facilitate conditions for structural violence by analyzing the international public health and peace and security regimes. This Article has several important contributions. First, the way crises are conceptualized needs to be expanded beyond merely addressing direct physical violence internationally, but to also include remedying structural violence. Additionally, this study indicates that the complicated relationship between infectious diseases and conflict warrants more robust attention and resources. Finally, shared international responsibility norms should be developed to assist in expanding the tools available for the protection of human rights and the alleviation of large-scale human suffering caused by infectious diseases like Ebola.

Fri 2/9/18
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia Center for Global Health Lecture
Healthy Global Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship in Asia
Fri 2/9 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Interested in a career with a non-profit—or in developing a new NGO that will change lives? You’re sure to gain insight and inspiration from Samir Lakhani, a 24 year old graduate of the University of Pittsburgh who created Eco-Soap Bank, a Squirrel Hill-based organization that sterilizes and repackages discarded soap. 

Samir Lakhani witnessed the spread of disease firsthand while volunteering in Cambodia. His non-profit, Eco-Soap Bank, has supplied more than 650,000 individuals with soap and hygiene education since 2014. 

Join Samir in room 630 of the William Pitt Union on Friday, February 9 from 3 - 4 pm. 

Fri 2/9/18
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Student Travel Scholarships Deadline
Fri 2/9


The Global Health Travel Scholarship program partially supports international travel expenses for master’s or doctoral students enrolled in one of Pitt’s  six health science schools for conducting projects in a middle- or low-income country or resource-poor setting. Projects must address a health issue of importance to the host organization and the local populace. Application details and guidelines are found on the CGH site.
Applications are due Friday, February 9, 2018 to by 11:50 PM


Tue 2/6/18
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond Center for Global Health Lecture
Planning Postindustrialism in Pittsburgh and Beyond
Tue 2/6 4:30PM - 6:00PM

Join Dr. Tracy Neumann in 3911 Posvar Hall on Tuesday, February 6 at 4:30 pm. Dr. Neumann specializes in transnational and global approaches to twentieth-century North American history, with an emphasis on cities and the built environment. She teaches courses on twentieth-century U.S. history, urban history, research methods, and public history. Before pursuing a PhD, she worked for several years as a consultant for a cultural resource management firm, and her professional experience as a public history practitioner led her to help develop Wayne State's MA Program in Public History, for which she serves as the coordinator. She also co-edits the Global Urban History blog and sits on the editorial boards of Urban History and Temple University Press's Pennsylvania History book series.

More information about the event TBA.

Fri 2/2/18
Keynote Address: A Woman for the 21st Century Center for Global Health Event
Keynote Address: A Woman for the 21st Century
Fri 2/2 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Time: 6:00 pm 
Presenter: Rhodessa Jones 
Location:Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 
Sponsored by: Global Studies Center along with Sponsored by PITT ARTS and co-sponsored by: The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Department of Africana Studies, Global Studies and and The Department of Music.

Jones will discuss The Medea Project: Theater  for Incarcerated Women and the process of creating productive dialogue to examine such conditions as racism, sexism, homophobia, addictions, and fear that greatly affect our daily lives. In addition, she will play video excerpts from her work and perform excerpts from her various writings and scripts.
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