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Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Speakers Series

speakers series insetThroughout the academic year, EGHI’s SAC coordinates several lectures across Emory’s campus to engage a variety of disciplines in conversations relating to global health topics. The SAC has facilitated the following lectures:

Film Screening of “Unnatural Causes,” a documentary film series exploring health inequities and disparities in the United States, and post film discussion with Rollins School of Public Health faculty; fall semester, 2012.

“Between God and Green,” a lecture by Dr. Katharine Wilkinson that focused on the embrace of environmentalism by certain components of the evangelical Christian community; fall semester, 2012.

“The Cholera Vaccine: To Be [Distributed] Or Not To Be [Distributed]… That Is the Question,” a panel discussion focusing on the appropriateness of using the cholera vaccine in the context of the cholera outbreak in Haiti and the myriad technical and ethical issues it raises; spring semester, 2012.

speakers series 2“Ethics in Photography,” a panel discussion focusing on the ethics of photographing people in low- and middle-income countries while conducting global health work; spring semester, 2012.

“Global Health and the Arts: Water as Health Communication,” presented an evening of performing and visual arts showcasing works inspired by water; spring semester, 2012.

“Making Global Local: Human Trafficking, Perspectives from Atlanta to Thailand,” brought together a panel of experts and students to discuss the human trafficking problem in both Atlanta and Thailand; fall semester, 2011.

“War & Health Conference 2010: Mind, Body, and Soul,” brought together a panel of multidisciplinary speakers who explored the implications of armed conflict on public health and pathways to reconciliation and recovery. Specific topics included physical trauma, decision-making, and resource management in humanitarian crisis settings; implications for infrastructure; mental health and psychosocial repercussions of war; and clinical therapy; spring semester, 2010.

“Global Development and Health Symposium,” brought together a panel of speakers to discuss the power of business and health to reduce poverty through sustainable development; spring semester 2009.

“War and Health Conference 2009,” brought together a panel of speakers who explored the various facets of public health in light of violent conflict. The speakers and conference attendees addressed conflict and post-conflict public health problems and began to conceptualize methods of rehabilitation; spring semester 2009.

“War and Health Conference 2008,” brought together a panel of speakers who explored the various facets of public health and health care delivery in light of violent conflict. The speakers and conference attendees addressed conflict and post-conflict health problems and began to conceptualize methods of rehabilitation; spring semester 2008.

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