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Jan
18
Fri 12:00 PM

Enter the Postcolonial Middle Class: Iberian Labor Migrants in 21st Century Lima, Peru

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When: Friday, January 18, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

The 2008 economic crisis pushed a large number of Spanish citizens to migrate in search of job opportunities abroad, including in former Spanish colonies. This talk will discuss how individuals use history to contextualize macroeconomic shifts in everyday conversations, and how this allows for an investigation of postcolonial nationhood in Peru.

Diego Arispe-Bazán is a Buffett Institute Postdoctoral Fellow who received his PhD from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. A linguistic and cultural anthropologist, he is focused on the schism in how Spanish and Peruvian citizens valorize the colonial past, and how differences in dialectal forms reaffirm ideas about national belonging based on ideologies surrounding colonization. Diego is one of the organizers of the Thinking Andean Studies conference series and a co-producer of the American Anthropological Association’s flagship podcast, "Anthropological Airwaves."

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

Feb
1
Fri 12:00 PM

Social Media and Humanitarian Health: Transforming Big Data into Operational Action

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When: Friday, February 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Global Health Events
Global Health Studies
Department of Political Science

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Big Data can open up opportunities for more effective health response during disasters by potentially improving the way that health responders meet the needs of people affected by a crisis. This talk will discuss current assumptions and myths about social media data, and research approaches to bridge the gaps between aspirations, theory, and practice.

Jennifer Lisa Chan is an associate professor of emergency medicine. Her focus is on Humanitarian Response and Crisis Mapping/Technology Research. She is an Emergency Medicine physician and the Director of Global Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an Associate faculty member of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

Feb
8
Fri 12:00 PM

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium: Jide Okechuku Nzelibe

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When: Friday, February 8, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Jide Nzelibe joined Northwestern's faculty as an assistant professor in 2004 became a full Professor in 2008. He served as the Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago before joining Northwestern Law. In addition to his JD from Yale Law School, he also holds an MPA in international relations from Princeton University, where he was awarded a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Ford Foundation. His research and teaching interests include international trade, foreign relations law, public, and private international law and contracts.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

Feb
15
Fri 12:00 PM

Research and Advocacy at the Intersection of Health and Human Rights

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When: Friday, February 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

While the right to health remains, at most, an emergent talking point for the political left in the United States, human rights play critical roles in shaping individual and system level health in countries around the world. This talk will highlight a few key issues and examples of global concern at the intersection of health and human rights.

Brian Citro is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in the Bluhm Legal Clinic and co-director of the global advocacy project Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB, administered by the TB and Human Rights Consortium. He served as Senior Research Officer to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and worked in New Delhi, India as Project Manager of the Global Health and Human Rights Database at the Lawyers Collective prior to this. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, UN Development Program and UN Stop TB Partnership. His research and writing focus on health and human rights, climate geoengineering, sex selection and police use of force in the United States. 

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

Feb
22
Fri 12:00 PM

Achieving Equity in Health Globally: Time for a Quality Revolution

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When: Friday, February 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Lisa Hirschhorn is a professor of medical social science at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before coming to Northwestern in October 2017, Dr. Hirschhorn held a number of positions over the last three decades, including director of HIV services at Dimock Community Health Center; senior clinical advisor for HIV at JSI Research and Training; director of monitoring, evaluation and quality for Partners In Health in Boston; and most recently the director of implementation and improvement science at Ariadne Labs, a health systems innovation partnership between Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Trained in primary care, infectious disease, and public health, she has worked to develop and implement better methods to measure and improve quality of care for people living with HIV and other underserved populations in the US and globally.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.