Global Health Forum Speaker Series


In collaboration with its Faculty Fellows, EGHI coordinates two to four Global Health Forums each academic year. Each forum tackles a different timely global health topic with the goal of emphasizing the multidisciplinary aspect of global health work. An EGHI global health forum typically follows a panel discussion format and includes Emory faculty members and visiting scholars/panelists with expertise in the forum topic. Faculty Fellows from each Emory school are encouraged to participate in the development and implementation of the Global Health Forum Speaker Series throughout the year. This program is one way EGHI connects faculty from across campus around global health issues.

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Session 2: "The Role of Religion and Culture in Shaping Global Health" | January 19, 2021

Panel discussion registration   | 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. EST

Breakout session registration | 1:20 - 2:00 p.m. EST - This session will include a moderated discussion about the recommended readings (linked below).

You may register for the panel discussion and/or the breakout session. Separate registration is required for each. The panel discussion will be recorded and made available on our website.

Links to recommended (but not required) readings will be sent prior to the sessions. Readings will be addressed during both sessions but explored in more detail during the breakout session.

Christianity’s Role in United States Global Health and Development Policy: To Transfer the Empire of the World (Routledge, 2019) - "The new century begins: 1900-1948" (Chapter 3) and "Not “either/or” but “both/and:” On Seeing International Health and Development as a Tragic Profession… and Why That Should Give Us Hope" (Chapter 8) by Dr. John Blevins

“Gender, Disability and the Postcolonial Nexus,” Wagadu, Journal of Transnational
Women's and Gender Studies. volume 4, Summer 2007 - (Chapter 10) by Dr. Pushpa Parekh

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