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This Fall, It’s Time to Think Global

September 04, 2018

Today (Sept. 4), DGHI launches a new lecture series to showcase innovative global health scholarship and thought. The talks, called "Think Global," will feature a broad cross-section of speakers from DGHI and the global health community, offering a weekly forum for DGHI faculty, staff and students to discuss new ideas and approaches to global health. 

Think Global talks will follow a regular schedule, taking place from noon-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, typically in 040 Trent Hall. A light lunch buffet will be offered. No registration is required. 

One goal of the new series is to more prominently feature current research from scholars around the DGHI community. Promoting wider understanding of DGHI’s work and impact around the world has been a prominent theme in discussions around the institute’s next strategic plan. 

“We’ve heard a desire from many people around DGHI to have more opportunities to learn what their colleagues are working on,” says DGHI director Chris Plowe. “The 'Think Global' talks will be a great new forum to hear from people across the institute and spark interdisciplinary connections.”

Plowe will kick off the series with a talk today on global health diplomacy. Future speakers include:

  • Lauren Franz, assistant professor of psychiatry and global health (Sept. 11)
  • Moka Lantum, social entrepreneur and CEO of MicroClinic Technologies (Sept. 18)
  • David Eagle, a research associate with the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research (Sept. 25)
  • Tiarney Ritchwood, a new assistant professor in community and family medicine (Oct. 2) 

To see the full schedule, or to nominate speakers, visit the DGHI events calendar

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Think Global

The “Think Global” talks will be a great new forum to hear from people across the institute and spark interdisciplinary connections.

Chris Plowe, DGHI director

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