Grab a snack and join an informal conversation with GSC alumni that will discuss issues these three alumni are concerned about, their work, graduate studies, how they balance work with advocacy, and more. Sessions will be virtually organized around GSC concentrations, but students are welcome to join any and all — mark your calendars!
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Locked Down, Locked Out, Left Behind: The Neglect of Health Services on Refugees.
April 2, 2021 at 12 PM
Global Studies: An Informal Conversation
March 4, 2021, 6 PM
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April 2, 2021 at 12 PM | Locked Down, Locked Out, Left Behind: The Neglect of Health Services on Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migration.
Journalist Eric Reidy and Anthropology PhD Candidate Darius Bittle-Dockery will share insights and engage students and alumni in an informal discussion about the health, economic, and social toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and access to chronic health care on displaced people around the world. Eric Reidy is Migration Editor-at-large for the online news website The New Humanitarian, and Darius Bittle-Dockery is a Medical Anthropology PhD candidate at Pitt who has conducted extensive research on refugee health in Jordan. The discussion will be moderated by GSC's own Elaine Linn and Bethany Flage, PhD candidate in the department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the Graduate School of Public Health and current president of the Global Health Student Association.
Spring 2021- Past
March 4, 2021, at 6 PM | Global Studies: An Informal Conversation
For inquiring minds that want to make an impact in their communities and abroad! Join our information session to learn about our two undergraduate - Global Studies & Global Health - certificate programs! Global Studies offers academic credentials to students who desire a deeper understanding of social and economic inequality in transnational context, with thematic concentrations that allow them to dig deeper into a particular topic of interest. Meet the director and meet students currently enrolled.
- Evelyn Bigini '19 (Nursing) is pursuing an MS in Global Health in the Netherlands
- Sarah Sellers ’19 (French) is teaching English in France
- Pat Bewick ’13 (Political Science) is working with refugees in Germany.
Jodi Lincoln ’14 (Anthropology, Film Studies) works for the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation. In her spare time she is leading the effort to restore access to physical books to prisoners in the Allegheny County jail and leads Book’Em, the Pittsburgh Books to Prisoners program with the Thomas Merton Center.
Nick Collins ’13 (Economics) works for a multi-year community development initiative in the Bay Area, trying to change the way we build the environment around us (Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge). Nick lived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan for two years following graduation, and has worked in both the international and national development spaces. He was the president of FeelGood during his years at Pitt.
- Chelsea Frimpong '14, MPH (Political Science, Africana Studies) MPH, Ichan School of Medicine, at Mount Sinai, is a producer at Zueus Jones and is founder of Believe in Your Cool, a collective for Black Womxn (21-35) to facilitate self purpose, career empowerment and community development. Chelsea was a Pathfinder, OCC Ambassador president of the African Student Association and RISE Girls Mentoring Program while at Pitt.
Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center