Global Health and Gender Equality

Global Health
Friday, November 1, 2019 to Sunday, November 3, 2019

Global Health and Gender Equality

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.

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Friday, Nov. 1st 

5:00PM-5:15PM: Welcome Remarks

5:15PM-6:30PM: "Towards Global Gender Equality" presented by Müge Finkel, Assistant Professor, International Development at Graduate School in Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

6:45PM-8:00PM: Overview of Writing a Policy Memo and Review of Student Examples  

Saturday, Nov. 2nd 

8:30AM-9:45AM: "Infant Health, Maternal Health, Women’s Health?: Absence and Inclusion in the History of Global Health" presented by Mari Webel, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

10:00AM-11:15AM: "Body Politics Here at Home" presented by Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University 

11:30AM-12:45PM: "Intersectionality of the Zimbabwean Women's Health: Science, Religion and Tradition" presented by Farai Gonzo, PhD Candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

1:00PM-2:00PM: Lunch Break

2:00PM-3:15PM: "Human Trafficking as a Human Rights Crisis: A Way Forward with Cohort 2030" presented by Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University

3:30PM-4:45PM: "Not Your Grandmother’s Keynote: Applying Public Health Approaches to Reproductive Decision-Making" presented by Martha Terry, Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

5:00PM-6:30PM: Workshop on Planning and Researching a Policy Memo

Sunday, Nov. 3rd 

9:00AM-10:45AM: Practicing Community Discussions to a Global Health Problem: A Case Study Activity
Note: Students arriving late will not receive attendance points nor be able to complete the assignment sheet associated with this activity. This is a total loss of 35 points (7% of course grade). Please arrive on time to be assigned a group and case study. 

11:00AM-11:45AM: Workshop on Adapting to Your Policy Memo Audience 

11:45AM-12:30PM: Comparing Disciplines and Perspectives Worksheet

Müge Finkel, Assistant Professor, International Development at Graduate School in Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Mari Webel, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

Farai Gonzo, PhD Candidate, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Ambassador Sarah Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University

Martha Terry, Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

 

Veronica Dristas
University of Pittsburgh; Associate Director; Global Studies Center
dristas@pitt.edu

Korryn Mozisek
Carnegie Mellon University; English Department; Vice Provost of Education's Office
kmozisek@andrew.cmu.edu