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Teaching Workshop: Global Health and the Liberal Arts Curriculum, and Weissberg Conference: The Right to Health

March 12 - 13, 2010, Beloit College

Registration for participants from Beloit College

Registration for other participants


Friday, March 12

4:00  Opening remarks - Sanger Science Center 150

4:15 – 5:30  Why does teaching about global health matter?
In this panel discussion, faculty will present different disciplinary responses to this question.

5:30 - 6:00 Hors d'oeuvres

6:00 - 7:00 Dinner, Main Dining Room, Pearsons Hall.  (For preregistered participants and invited guests.)
Discussion topic:  Opportunities for curricular connections with global health.

7:15 - 8:00  Poster session with dessert and coffee, Sanger Science Center Atrium
The poster session will allow student participants in the conference to discuss their engagement with global health through on and off-campus activities.

Sheila Dinotshe Tlou8:00 Sanger Science Center Atrium - Sitting at the epicenter of the AIDS crisis
Sheila Tlou, 2009-10 Weissberg Chair in International Studies and former Minister of Health, Botswana 

Saturday, March 13

9:00-10:15  Weaving health as a human right into the curriculum - Sanger Science Center 150
Speakers in this panel discussion will discuss how they are incorporating global health into specific courses in a variety of disciplines as well as how they are creating interdisciplinary approaches to the topic.

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 - 11:45  From theory to application:  opportunities for student engagement

12:00 Lunch, Main Dining Room, Pearsons Hall. (For preregistered participants and invited guests.)
Discussion topic:  Opportunities for interdisciplinary connections.

Weissberg Conference:  The Right to Health

This part of the workshop is open to the public.  Posters from the previous evening’s session will move to the 1st floor of Pearsons Hall for display during the Saturday afternoon conference.

1:00 - 2:30  Defining the Problem - Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall

  • Health related human rights violations among health workers in Kenya, Thomas McHale, Beloit College '07, Harvard School of Public Health '11
  • Government policies and access to health:  Lessons from Indonesia. Sam Halabi, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
  • Infant mortality discrepancies in the U.S. and Wisconsin, Lorraine Lathen, Health Advocate and President, Jump at the Sun Consultants, LLC

2:30 - 2:45  Coffee break

2:45 - 4:15  Effecting Change:  Examples from Philanthropy, Government, and Education.

  • The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS ReliefPeter Navario, Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Government policies and responsesSheila Tlou
  • Students Build an NGO for Women’s Empowerment.  Sherryl Broverman, Duke University Kenya Project. 

4:15 - 4:30  Concluding remarks and conference and workshop close