Category: Global Health Studies

Teju Cole visits to talk about the White Savior Industrial Complex

Teju Cole opened his presentation with a video clip. A white girl with shaggy bangs and a colorful headband plays her violin while another sings Rihanna’s song, We Found Love. The scene cuts and we discover that she is in Africa, playing her violin and smiling among native Africans, from the classroom to the field..

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.

Director of “A Doctor of My Own” attends screening with Q&A

Sub-Saharan Africa has 24% of the global burden of disease, yet only 3% of the world’s healthcare workforce. Recently, these statistics have become especially salient with the current Ebola outbreak. The recruitment and retention of physicians in these countries is challenging, especially with the lack of medical schools. In Namibia, the first medical school was

Introducing Peter Locke: New Global Health Studies faculty member

Peter Locke, a new faculty member in Global Health Studies and Anthropology at Northwestern, is bringing new perspectives and experiences to enhance undergraduate global health education. As an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Locke debated whether to become a humanitarian practitioner or to focus on critical thinking and research in global health. Drawn to

Students of Global Health: Kingsley Leung

Looking back, Northwestern senior Kingsley Leung can recognize the instincts that led him to the field of global health. As a freshman in Weinberg in the fall of 2011, his first choice seminar was titled “Who Discovered HIV”. Beyond that class, however, Leung had little knowledge or awareness of the field of global health. Leung