Category: Conference Recaps

UNICEF NU Club Attends 2016 UNICEF Student Summit

UNICEF NU was given the opportunity through IPD to attend the annual UNICEF student summit this year in Washington, D.C. Over 300 students attended the conference from all around the U.S. To kick off the conference’s theme of advocacy, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power Skyped in as the first speaker, discussing what we can do now

Elizabeth Larsen speaks at annual Global Health Research Symposium

The Northwestern Office for International Program Development (IPD) offers a variety of resources for students interested in pursuing research in public and global health. The 2015 Global Health Research Symposium, hosted on February 12, gave students, faculty, and Northwestern community members the opportunity to learn what students have accomplished in their research the past year.

New York Times Video Journalist shares reporting experiences with Ebola

Ben Solomon, New York Times International Video Journalist, spoke to students and faculty on Monday about his experiences around the globe. He particularly focused on his recent months in Liberia, one of three countries impacted most by the current Ebola outbreak. Through his videos, Solomon brings a human element to the numbers and statistics of

Hold the Phone: Light exposure at night may affect weight gain

Those late night games of Candy Crush Saga in bed may be taking a toll on more than just your nightly sleep schedule.  A recent medical review suggests that all of those nighttime texts and tweets could have an effect on our waistlines (and not in a good way)[1]. Researchers suggest exposure to light at

Youth have the power to shape the next era of global health and development

by Amee Amin – Anthropology, Global Health Studies, WCAS 2014 A few weeks back I attended MIT’s Grassroots Initiatives for Global Health Conference, and I was very grateful to share some lessons on global health advocacy as a speaker during their break-out sessions. The conference brought together some amazing thought leaders in this field right