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“Build your own COMMUNITY HEALTH center!”
Thursday, October 3
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
In this group game participants will test their abilities to work as a group, building a hypothetical community health care center. They will experience the difficulties and struggles that advocates all over the world experience when they embark in projects related to community health care. Participants will also learn to overcome these difficulties… Or maybe fail in the process. Co-sponsored by the Program Board. Food provided!
Location: Kagin Ballroom

“The Hunt for Healthcare”
Running Monday, October 7 until Wednesday, October 9, “The Hunt for Healthcare” is an exciting and challenging scavenger hunt that brings students all over campus. With a total of six clues, it will challenge your mind in addition to challenging your beliefs on healthcare worldwide! Each clue highlights a different facet of health disparities worldwide. Cool prizes await those who finish!

Thursday, October 10 – International Roundtable begins


9:00 a.m. Opening remarks by Kathleen Murray, Acting President and Christy Hanson, Dean, Institute for Global Citizenship
“Improving Health, Empowering Women”
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Dr. Nafis Sadik, former Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary- General, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 1987-2000
Personal health and wellbeing, especially for women and girls, is the baseline indicator for development. At the same time, an integrated approach to social development will be the determining factor in achieving universal health: goals in one area of social development can be reached only by parallel action towards all goals. Empowerment of all individuals, particularly women, and their freedom to make decisions concerning their lives is both an aim and a condition of an integrated approach. Gender equality and the needs of women should be a primary concern.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

“Private Interests, Public Health: the role of corporations in the global fight against disease”
10:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Sonia Shah, Investigative Journalist, Author
Investigative journalist Sonia Shah will discuss her work covering the drug industry that led to research on the politics of malaria and public-private partnerships. The historical lack of political will to tackle malaria in endemic societies has continued to shape the epidemiology of the disease, and  driven the recent push for public-private partnerships. Shah will discuss how such partnerships have influenced the global health agenda, and why the real and present problem of conflict-of-interest must be tackled head-on.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

Book Signing – Sonia Shah will sign copies of her latest book The Fever. Book sales courtesy of Common Good Books
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Foyer

STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS 1:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.

“Achieving Access, Affordability and Appropriateness in Healthcare Through Innovative Technology”
The workshop “3 A’s in Health: Accessibility, Affordability, and Appropriateness in using innovative technologies in health”, will examine how technologies alleviate health disparities around the world. The specific themes that will be examined during the workshop will include: the panelist’s work, their insights, their thoughts on sustainability and scope of a technological intervention in health. Panelists include Dr. Sunita Maheshwari, a pediatric cardiologist who through her Teleradiology foundation, provides telemedicine and teleradiology services to Asia’s poorest and Dr. Jose William Castellanos, whose work with the Minnesota-based Latino non-profit CLUES utilizes many innovative approaches.
NOTE NEW Location: Campus Center 207
Student Coordinators: Vandy Sengeh, Shruthi Kamisetty
Faculty Advisor: Ron Barrett, Anthropology
External Participants: Sunita Maheshwari (pre-recorded interview), pediatric cardiologist, founder Teleradiology Solutions, Bangalore, India; Jose William Castellanos, Latino Coordinator of the Diverse Racial Ethnic Groups and Nations (DREGAN) Project, CLUES; Wesley Meier, Compatible Technologies; Emily Dale, Children’s Heartlink; Lydia Hartsell, Dodoma Tanzania Health Development

“Building Student Involvement in Health Research: Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Research at Macalester”
The topic of the workshop is how to harness student energy around the issue of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), which currently afflict one sixth of the world’s population. The workshop will begin with a brief overview of NTDs and the role of NTD control research in building political will. Workshop leaders, Katherine and Lily, will share their own research experiences with Japanese encephalitis in India and Chagas disease along the U.S.-Mexico border, demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of NTD research. The workshop will then transition into the WHO EMPaCT project at Macalester and how students can do unique research during their time at Macalester through either capstones or honor’s theses. Katherine and Lily will walk through the EMPaCT website and matchmaking process between country officials and students.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 215
Student Coordinators: Katherine Ehrenreich, Lily Alexander
Faculty Advisor: Christy Hanson, International Studies
External Participant: Pamela Sabina Mbabazi, Medical Officer, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization (via pre-recorded interview)

“Giving Birth: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Birthing Practices in Kenya and the U.S.”
This workshop will compare and contrast birthing practices in Eastern Africa and the United States and discuss the challenges of equitable access to safe birth. It will address two main themes: access to safe birth for mothers and babies, and the use of technology during delivery in both Eastern Africa and the US. In low income settings, there is a pressing need for advanced technology in delivery in order to decrease maternal and child mortality. On the contrary, in high income countries like the United States, there is a new tendency to return to natural birthing practices and use less technology in delivery. We will discuss the nature and root causes of these differences and the inequitable access to safe birth in both settings. These comparisons will allow us to see ways in which both low and high income countries can learn from each other in order to achieve equitable access to safe birth globally.
Location: Markim Hall, Davis Court
Student Coordinators: Dieynab Diatta, Clementine Sanchez
Faculty Advisor: David Blaney, Political Science
External Participants: Susan Lane, department coordinator, Better Birth Coalition; Amy Johnson-Grass, Health Foundations (natural birth center), founder and nurse; Alexina Mayumbelo, International United Nations Volunteer midwife with UNFPA in South Sudan, registered nurse/midwife with the Zambia Nurses and Midwives Council (via skype); Annah Mwangi, registered community health nurse at Ngara health center in Kenya (via pre-recorded interview)

“MDGs: The Road beyond 2015”
Born from the UN Millennium Declaration, the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a series of time-bound targets developed by the largest gathering of world leaders in history. These goals, ranging from achieving universal primary education to ensuring environmental sustainability, set into motion a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty by 2015. While the MDGs have catalyzed resources for political, financial, and technical development around the world, there are still targets to be reached as the 2015 deadline draws nearer; most of which are related to women. This workshop will assess the framework of the MDGs and the concept of “development” as well as create a dialogue around the already-present global conversation surrounding a new development agenda and its implications on health with an emphasis on the presence women’s voices moving beyond 2015.
Location: Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
Student coordinator: Jyothi Dhanwada
Faculty advisor: Christy Hanson, International Studies; Zornitsa D. Keremidchieva, Political Science
External participants: Bertil Lindblad, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives, Pomona College, Pomona, California; Jacob Kumaresan (via Skype), Executive Director WHO UN; Douglas Webb (via Skype), MDG working group, United Nations, New York
Supplementary Documents:
UNAID Press Release

A Life of Dignity for All- Lindblad
World Health Organization Working for Health
Jacob Kumaresan Presentation

STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS   3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“The Global Politics of HIV/AIDS”
This discussion will explore recent political commitments to halting the spread, and alleviating the existing burden, of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on a global scale, and at the country level. Frank discussions of pertinent issues to HIV/AIDS like drug use and sex present a multitude of cultural, economic and political challenges that must be constructively mitigated in order for these discussions to produce meaningful and realistic solutions for countries and people in need. Nafis Sadik and Bertil Lindblad, former senior UN officials with extensive knowledge of HIV/AIDS as an epidemic and a political and cultural challenge, will share their expertise and discuss the significance of new developments in approaches to reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS.
Location: Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
Student coordinator: Linnea Swanson
Faculty advisor: Liz Jansen, Biology
External participants: Nafis Sadik, former Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary- General, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Bertil Lindblad, Senior Adviser for International Initiatives, Pomona College, Claremont, California
Supplementary Documents: 2015 Goals for AIDS Response

“Malaria in the 21st Century: Historic and Modern Dimensions of the Challenge to Eradicate”
This workshop will examine and discuss examples of malaria eradication and control, and explore why malaria still remains a seemingly insurmountable and highly complex public health problem in several settings. The workshop will include various geographical locations to encompass the diverse ecological and socio-political settings of malaria around the world. Dr. Risintha Premaratne, the deputy director of the anti-malaria campaign of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, will discuss how Sri Lanka managed to almost completely eradicate the disease in a short period of time. Prof. Eric Carter from Macalester College will present the Latin American experience with malaria control. Sonia Shah, author of The Fever: How Malaria has ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years, will also participate and will discuss where the challenges to malaria still exist and what can be done to overcome it, with a particular focus on the African context.
Location: Markim Hall, Davis Court
Student coordinator: Riccardo Maddalozzo
Faculty advisor: Eric Carter, Geography
External participants: Sonia Shah, investigative journalist, author; Risintha Primaratne (pre-recorded interview), deputy director, Anti-Malaria campaign, Sri Lanka Ministry of Health

“The Role of NGOs in Country Health Systems”
In situations where NGOs have potential to do the most good, they also risk doing great harm. While NGOs often deliver needed humanitarian assistance and make meaningful contributions to health and development, they may also undermine and inhibit countries’ long-term – and more sustainable – development, and ownership, of capacities to deliver healthcare and other services. Thus, striking a balance between providing services and promoting government capacity building presents significant political and practical challenges to NGOs in the field. In this panel, a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders field coordinator will discuss the challenges of negotiating MSF’s presence in countries around the world, as well as the organization’s political stance and stated role in the countries in which it operates. A senior official from BRAC, an acclaimed Bangladesh-based NGO, will discuss BRAC’s role in communities and balance between promoting sustainable capacities in the long-term and delivering services needed immediately.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 214
Student coordinator: Glasha Marcon
Faculty advisor: Christy Hanson, International Studies
External Participants: Akramul Islam (pre-recorded interview), associate director, Health, Nutrition and Population Program, BRAC, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Erin Murley, international programs manager , Children’s Heartlink


Extend the conversation at a lively reception with wonderful appetizers, a resource fair of opportunities for further engagement, and networking with local alums and practitioners in the field of global health. This is also a great chance to talk with the plenary speakers in an informal setting.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kagin Ballroom


American Heart
Seven years in the making, American Heart takes viewers on an intimate journey into the lives of three refugees who now call Minnesota home. All of them confront life-threatening health emergencies throughout the course of the film, and their trajectories prove surprising even to their doctors. At the center of it all is a remarkable health clinic, tucked away in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. The HealthPartners Center for International Health serves a diverse population of refugees and immigrants from around the world. American Heart is directed by Minneapolis filmmaker Chris Newberry, edited by St. Paul’s Bill Kersey, and executive-produced by Melody Gilbert.
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Introduction and discussion by filmmaker Chris Newberry and providers featured in the film, Robert Carlson and Bruce Field.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall


MacSlams performers will read poems dealing with the issues of healthcare and illness, both visible and invisible. We will then have guided writing and a discussion about healthcare and personhood. The Macalester Poetry Slam is a community organization centered on writing and performance. We work to send a team to college nationals each year, and to build a brave and open space for students to use creative writing to process and educate their community.
10 -11 p.m.
Location: Cultural House


EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community Photo Exhibit
EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community, was created by David Rochkind, an award-winning photographer with a focus on TB (tuberculosis). His interactive website uses a combination of striking pictures and accompanying text to paint a portrait of the three countries that have been most affected by the TB epidemic: South Africa, India, and Moldova. Come check out this incredible photographic series in person in Art Commons on the 2nd floor all throughout the month of October.
Location: Art Commons, 2nd floor

Awakenings Project
The Awakenings Project works to empower and heal artists living with mental illness through drama, visual arts, literature and music. In addition to providing a supportive, creative environment, the Awakenings Project also raises awareness of the creative talents and ambitions of those people living with psychiatric disorders and their contributions to various art fields. Come check out selected pieces of their work in Markim Hall Lobby during the Roundtable and come and meet the co-directors, Robert Lundin and Irene O’Neill, Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Markim Hall Lobby.
Location: Markim Hall Lobby

Global Health Reflection Murals
In conjunction with the 2013 Macalester Orientation and Common Read, Macalester students built and painted a set of 4 mural panels. The murals are a medium for artistic reflection around the issues of public health and health disparity in Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. The murals will be set-up outside between the Library and Campus Center throughout the International Roundtable.


Friday, October 11  – International Roundtable continues


Awakenings Project
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Talk with Irene O’Neill (president) and Sean Lamb (board member) about the healing power of creativity and how it can help people struggling with mental illnesses overcome the social isolation their illness often imparts.
Location: Markim Hall Lobby

STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS   9:30 a.m.-10:40 a.m.

“Models of Free Healthcare at Home and Abroad”
This workshop will discuss the structure and operations of two completely free medical centers: St. Mary’s Clinics in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and the Indus hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. A representative from both medical centers will explain whom their organizations serve, and how they are able to obtain all of the resources needed to treat their patients. The panel will then discuss ways that cost saving methods used in the clinics could be adopted by the entire healthcare industry to reduce costs of treatment. The workshop will also discuss the feasibility of expanding free healthcare services to a larger percent of the population. The panel will also discuss the ways that differences in culture, law and infrastructure in the United States and in Pakistan affect how each organization is structured.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 214
Student coordinators: Asad Zaidi, Maya Burroughs, Lucas Smith
Faculty advisor: Devavani Chatterjea, Biology
External participants: Zafar Zaidi (via Skype), founding member and surgeon, Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan; Alicia Howes, Clinic Operations Manager, St. Mary’s Health Clinic

“Community Paramedicine in Minnesota and Abroad”
Community paramedicine is a concept at the forefront of EMS planning. Programs have been implemented in Venezuela, Bolivia, Canada, Australia, and the US, including one at Hennepin Technical College in MN. This field utilizes the existing infrastructure for emergency medical services to provide primary, follow-up, or preventative care. Since paramedics usually have significant “downtime” between emergency calls, especially in rural settings, they are in a position to fill gaps in primary care. By taking care of patients outside the hospital, costs could also be reduced.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 215
Student coordinators: Gina Megson, Joanne Johnson
Faculty advisors: Ron Barrett, Anthropology; Eric Carter, Geography
External participants: Gary Wingrove, chair of the International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine and convener of International Paramedic; Michael Wilcox, medical director, Hennepin Technical College; Terence Steinberg, executive director, A Tu Lado; Andres Simon Gonzalez-Silen, A Tu Lado

“Mental Health Among Refugees”
Mental health is increasingly understood to be a priority in the realm of overall global health. This panel discussion will give voice to perspectives on mental health as a refugee issue. According to the World Health Organization, an average of more than 50 per cent of displaced people present mental health problems, from preexisting mental disorders to trauma, distress, and suffering. Refugees and other displaced people present a special challenge in providing efficient, effective, culturally appropriate mental health care, especially when considering that these populations also greatly need other health, social, and economic services. Expert panelists will address these and other challenges to promoting mental health among refugee populations.
Location: Markim Hall, Davis Court
Student coordinator: Mariah Geiger
Faculty advisor: Jaine Strauss, Psychology; James von Geldern, International Studies
External participants: Abbey Weiss, Psychotherapist, Center for Victims of Torture, Lauren Bienkowski, Gender-based Violence Technical Officer, American Refugee Committee (CVT)

“Health and Human Rights in Practice: Realizing the Right to Health in Resource-Constrained Settings”
Among many in the health field, health is seen as a human right that has yet to be actualized for much of the world’s population. What does “health as a human right” entail? Does it imply specific duties that international community must uphold? Is health a positive human right, and if so, what does that entail? How should we balance the promotion of human rights with the real-world challenges of upholding and institutionalizing these rights? This panel will use health as a case study to discuss wider issues in human rights in the context of democratization and humanitarianism. Three experts, representing national health aid groups, local humanitarian aid organizations, and legal frameworks and ethics, will discuss these questions from their experience. We will examine both the broad and specific implications of calling health a human right, and what it means to be a global citizen pursuing the promotion and protection of human rights.
Location: Weyerhaeuser Boardroom
Student coordinators: Meg Reid, Clare Sigelko, Taryn Valley
Faculty advisor: Martin Gunderson, Philosophy
External participants: Lawrence Gostin, Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill, Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center; Mohamed Idris, Executive Director, American Relief Association of the Horn of Africa (ARAHA); Shinichi Daimyo (via Skype), Program Manager for Mental Health, Partners in Health, Boston, Mass.


“Imagining Global Health with Justice”
10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lawrence O. Gostin, Founding Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights
The scope and complexity of global health can be overwhelming, making it difficult to form an inspiring and unified vision for the future. Mired in this complexity, the international community defines success disease by disease—without a clear picture of what fundamental reform would actually look like. If the aspiration of global health with justice is the right goal, then answering three simple questions may pierce the haze. Gostin imagines a more ideal future for world health, with bold proposals to get there including an innovative global governance for health—a Framework Convention on Global Health.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

“AIDS, Activism, and The Arts”
12:10 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Sue Williamson, writer, artist, activist
Can art change public consciousness on social issues?

At the turn of this century, South Africa had one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection in the world. By 2011, South Africa had experienced a 41% reduction in new HIV infections since 2001.

Did art help? The ’Breaking the Silence’ (around HIV/AIDS) campaign in the early 2000s involved many artists across the country in work which appeared in galleries, on billboards and in print portfolios.

Sue Williamson, a practicing artist from Cape Town, presents and discusses these groundbreaking images and the effect that they had.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall

Discussion with practitioners and local thought leaders to go over the presentations thus far and highlight options for further engagement.

  • Joyce Bredesen, DNP, RN Associate Professor School of Nursing College of Heath, Community and Professional Studies Metropolitan State University
  • Sara Chute MN Department of Health Metro Refugee Task Force
  • Lois Quam ’83 Tysvar, LCC Founder and Chair Former CEO of United Health Group
  • Christopher Reif, MD, MPH Assistant Professor University of MN Director of clinical services of the Community-University Health Care Center

Community-Based Learning Photo Presentation
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, John B. Davis Lecture Hall
Students in Eric Carroll’s art class will present their photo projects on health disparities. This is a collaborative initiative with Minnesota AIDS Project and plenary speaker Sue Williamson.


EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community Photo Exhibit
This photo exhibition, EPIDEMIC: TB in the Global Community, was created by David Rochkind, an award-winning photographer with a focus on TB (tuberculosis). His interactive website uses a combination of striking pictures and accompanying text to paint a portrait of the three countries that have been most affected by the TB epidemic: South Africa, India, and Moldova. Come check out this incredible photographic series in person in Art Commons on the 2nd floor all throughout the month of October
Location: Art Commons, 2nd floor

Awakenings Project
The Awakenings Project works to empower and heal artists living with mental illness through drama, visual arts, literature and music. In addition to providing a supportive, creative environment, the Awakenings Project also raises awareness of the creative talents and ambitions of those people living with psychiatric disorders and their contributions to various art fields. Come check out selected pieces of their work in Markim Hall Lobby until 1:00 p.m.
Location: Markim Hall Lobby

Student Research Poster Session
The Student Research Poster Session provides an opportunity for students to showcase their on or off campus summer research and experiential learning. In conjunction with the poster session, five distinguished alumni scientists will present seminars during scheduled class times and will attend the poster session. The group, all PhDs in their fields, will share their experience in industry, government, and academia.
Sponsored by the Science and Research Office
Location: Smail Gallery, Olin/Rice Science Building
Refreshments 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.


Saturday October 12, 2013  – International Roundtable continues

STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS  12:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m

“The Next 15 Years: The Future of Pharmaceutical Public Private Partnerships”
This workshop will discuss the role pharmaceutical companies play in public health. We will discuss the contributions that private companies already make and what else can be done by partnering with the public sector. The workshop will attempt to build a better understanding of what factors determine the success and failure of public-private partnerships . The panel will also discuss how these public-private partnerships are informed by a sense of obligation to improve the health of the public.
Location: Old Main 001
Student coordinators: Maya Burroughs, Lucas Smith
Faculty advisor: Eric Carter, Geography
External participants: Susan Craddock, Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota; Suri Venkatachalam, CEO and Founder of Connexios Life Sciences; Jeffrey Sturchio, senior partner, Rabin Martin (via Skype)

“Violence Against Women: Connecting Health, Equality and Gender”
This workshop will provide a multilateral, educating, and solution-centric view of violence against women.  By connecting international actors, efforts, data, and issues to actors and statistics locally, this panel will help to make the scope and variety of violence against women more relatable and thorough. This will be done by discussing multiple forms of violence against women, including child marriage and sexual and domestic violence through a rights-based framework and a gender lens to understand how violence against women is related to health. Finally, the panel will paint a picture of what is being done both locally and globally to combat violence against women and conclude with an advocating ask: What is yet to be done? What tools or steps, like field work, better data, or medical care, are needed? What can be done here?
Location: Markim Hall , Davis Court
Student coordinators: Jolena Zabel, Jillian Neuberger
Faculty advisor: Wendy Weber, Political Science
External participants: Sarah Craven (via Skype), Chief, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Washington, D.C.; Rebekah Moses, Program Manager, Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women; Oliver Williams, Director, Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, University of Minnesota

STUDENT-LED WORKSHOPS   1:40 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.

“Davis Projects for Peace Presentation: Water and Sanitation in Sierra Leone”
This workshop will present a summer 2013 Davis Project proposed and completed by three Macalester student in a rural village in Sierra Leone. The premise of the project – to improve water and sanitation facilities in the village – will be presented, as well as challenges to carrying out the project as designed and lessons learned, including the need for communities to voice their priorities, knowledge and concerns and importance of giving community members the chance to work on planning, conducting and evaluating the project. This dimension of the project proved very critical and important for the sustainability and local ownership of the project.
Location: Old Main 001
Student coordinators: Omar Mansour, Andrea Grimaldi
Faculty advisor: Bill Moseley, Geography
External participant: Paul A. Sengeh, former monitoring and evaluation specialist at UNICEF (pre-recorded interview)

“Mapping Inequalities: A Spatial Lens on Health Disparities”
This workshop will highlight the innovative potential of mapping — as a tool for empowerment, a means of illustrating inaccessibility to resources, and as a method for surveillance and monitoring. Discussion of geovisualization and interactive mapping, among other tools, will provide a holistic idea of how maps can be an integral part of global health work.
Location: Old Main 002
Student coordinators: Lily Alexander, Mika Hyden
Faculty advisor: Eric Carter, Geography
External participant: Chuck Stroebel, Program Manager, MN Department of Health, Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPTH); Tom Koch, Medical ethicist and geographer (via Skype)

“Demystifying Donors: An Insider’s View on Financing Health and Development”
This workshop will provide insight into the relationship between donor organizations and aid recipient countries by engaging with development experts with experience in development financing. Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID, will speak to how his position requires him to maintain relationships with aid recipient countries while acting on behalf of the U.S. government, namely the president’s Global Health Initiative. Dr. J. Brian Atwood, former dean and current professor at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, will discuss experience as Administrator of USAID during the Clinton administration, and as former Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of OECD, where he championed the Busan Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.
Location: Markim Hall, Davis Court
Student coordinator: Anandi Somasundaram
Faculty advisor: Christy Hanson, International Studies
External participants: Ariel Pablos-Mendez (pre-recorded interview), Assistant Administrator for Global Health, USAID, Washington, D.C.; J. Brian Atwood, former Dean, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota