With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
Events in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Friday, March 20
This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.
The Global Studies Center looks forward to beginning a monthly, informal social hour - hosted by Global Studies Ambassadors and fellow GSC students Mark, Sarah and Destiny - as a way to get to know other like-minded Global Studies students.
Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (email@example.com) with any questions.
Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!
Are you interested in turning your academic interests into research projects? Dr. Michael Goodhart, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Studies Center, will lead this session with interested students on the how-to’s of research in the social sciences and humanities, formulate and apply concepts to their own research, and engage with junior faculty about their research experiences.
Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.