The University of Pittsburgh has declared academic year 2018-19 as The Year of PittGlobal. Please check back as we add University events and programs to celebrate and progress Pitt's global impact.
Ford Institute for Human Security and GSPIA present "Responsibility for Combatting Highly Infectious Neglected Diseases," a lecture by Matiangai V.S. Sirleaf, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Winner of 2017-18 Ford Institute Research Grant for Faculty.
This event will be Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2 - 3:30 pm in the Alcoa Room in the Barco Law Building on Pitt's Campus.
Professor Sirleaf will discuss how neglected infectious diseases force us to grapple with several questions:
- When do international actors become responsible for ensuring the right to health?
- When should international actors be responsible for any mistakes, omissions, or actions that result in massive health violations?
- What should such responsibility look like for international actors?
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Carrie, First Geographer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), revolutionized the way the U.S. combats global poverty, disease and natural disasters around the world — with mapping. She established and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts who help inform U.S. aid efforts around the world.This event is free, but space in the University Club is limited.
This workshop will be given by the Massachusetts General Hospital center for Global Health and will provide in-depth discussion and practical tips for bringing a culture of health, safety, and security to academic and institutional overseas programs. Using case-based discussion, small groups, and interactive sessions, these experts will help course participants navigate their most challenging issues related to the health, safety, and security of deploying and returning faculty, students, and staff overseas. The cost is $625 for members.
Join the Year of Pitt Global, the European Studies Center, and the Department of History for this Signature Event as we hear from Jon on his experience with conflict and peacemaking around the world.
Jon will answer questions following his talk in G24 of the Cathedral.
Join us in celebrating the Year of Pitt Global.
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