Hundreds of thousands of programs exist throughout the world targeted toward solving some piece of the global poverty puzzle. How can we evaluate an individual program, and what makes some programs more effective than others? Dr. Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University, spoke on the Northwestern University Campus at the Buffet Center for
In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, the Office of International Program Development/Global Health Studies (IPD) and the Center for Civic Engagement hosted the Civically Engaged Alumni Roundtables Event on January 17th. An opportunity for students of all backgrounds to network with accomplished alumni, this event illuminated how NU academics and extracurricular opportunities have
This “Practical Advice for Students” was written by Northwestern Global Health Alum Kay Kim, who serves as the Resource Development Director at a non-profit that promotes community-driven development projects around the world, called Global Peace Connect! (www.globalpeaceconnect.org). Advice for students: #1: Write down your goals and you are bound to achieve them. Dare to be great and
In India domestic violence kills more people than terror attacks, according to a survey by the United Nations. Emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse runs the gamut of intensity in India, says Feinberg medical student Maya Ragavan. The most common form, she says, is yelling while the more sensational include throwing acid at a woman.
Several years ago, while researching hexavalent chromium (the carcinogen made famous by Erin Brokovitch), the Northwestern University professor of chemistry received a call from a Navajo physicist asking him to take a look at water contamination on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners region. He did, and discovered that not only was much of