GHW 12 Speakers

Monday 3/26: 

Interfaces: Refuge, Asylum and HIV/AIDS, 12:15 PM, Law School 4047 (Duke Refugee Asylum Support Project, DGHI, and Dr. John Bartlett)

Laurie Garrett, 4:30 PM, Fleishman Commons in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Wednesday 3/28:

Christine Grady, 5:45 PM, Nasher Museum of Art

Thursday 3/29:

Dr. Nithya Ramanathan, Professor at UCLA & Co-Founder and President of Nexleaf Analytics, Perkins 217 12 PM

Dr. Roger Luhiri and a Documentary Screening of Women in War Zones, Old Chem 116, 7 PM

Friday 3/30:
Emily Butera – Immigrant/Refugee Health in Detention, 12:30 PM, Upper East Side


Additionally this week is National Farmworker Awareness Week at Duke.
Check out some of their joint events through the week!
“So You Think You Can Be a Farmworker” Tabling Event
Tuesday March 27th; 11am – 3pm; Main Quad

“Children in the Fields” Panel with Farmworker Youth and Advocates
Thursday March 29th | 6pm -8pm | Divinity School Refectory

“Migrant Health In the Fields and Behind Bars”
Friday March 30th, 12:30 – 2pm, Marketplace

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Monday 3/26:

Laurie Garret, “The Future of Global Health Funding”
4:30 PM, Fleishman Commons in Sanford School of Public Policy
  • Laurie Garrett is a Senior Fellow for Global Health on the Council on Foreign Relations. She is one of America’s most eloquent and forceful speakers on global healthcare, infectious disease and disease prevention. The only person to win the three “P”s of journalism — the Pulitzer, the Polk and the Peabody — Garrett is particularly adept at navigating the politics that help, and hinder, how we prepare, how we treat and how we respond to global health threats. More information:

Interfaces: Refuge, Asylum and HIV/AIDS
12:15 PM, Duke Law School 4047
  • Panel discussion hosted by the Duke Refugee Asylum Support Project, DGHI, and Dr. John Bartlett

Wednesday 3/28:

Christine Grady, “Ethics in Global Health Research: New Data on Enhancing Informed Consent”

5:45 PM, Nasher Museum of Art
  • Dr. Grady is the Chief of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Ethical commentary on the quality of informed consent in developing countries often assumes that research subjects in poor countries exhibit very poor understanding of the consent material, while subjects in the US generally understand the same material quite well. In her Emerson lecture, Christine Grady presents data casting doubt on both of these assumptions and explores strategies for improving informed consent around the world. A reception will follow her talk. More information:

Thursday 3/29:

Dr. Roger Luhiriri and a documentary screening of Women in War Zones
7:00 – 9:00 PM, Old Chem 116

  • Coalition for a Conflict Free Duke & Duke Global Health Week present, Women in War Zones- a grassroots movement dedicated to sharing the stories of women caught in conflict, with the hope of improving their lives. This event will include a documentary screening & discussion with Dr. Luhiriri: former surgeon at the Panzi Hospital, the only center for victims of sexual violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. More information:

Dr. Nithya Ramanathan, “Harnessing Cell Phone Technologies to Improve Global Health”
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Perkins Library 217

  • Nithya Ramanathan, PhD, is an Assistant Research Professor at UCLA & Co-Founder and President of Nexleaf Analytics whose work on wireless sensor networks for the study of water has led to key advances in combating groundwater contamination. She will be speaking on the use of mobile phones as a tool to improve global health. Lunch will be provided. More information:

Friday 3/30:

Emily Butera, “Immigrant/Refugee Health in Detention”
12:30 PM, Upper East Side, Marketplace 

  • Emily Butera serves as Senior Program Officer for the Detention and Asylum Program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, where she advocates for the protection of women, children, and families seeking asylum in the United States. Dinner will be provided.

Open Mic Forum and Mural Painting: Health as a Human Right
5:00 – 6:00 PM, In front of the chapel 

  • An open discussion will be held in which students, faculty, and community will have the opportunity to express their views on health as a human right.

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