Global Health Events
7th Annual Midwestern Universities for Global Health September 29-30, 2020
Impact of COVID-19 on Women
Since the founding of the Women in Global Health - Midwest Chapter, we incorporate a chapter meeting alongside the larger meeting. All are welcome to this meeting.
Impact of COVID-19 on Global Health Programming
The format of this meeting brings us back to the original reason we convened initially -- a discussion of university administrative global health leaders sharing with one another their successes and challenges so we may have an exchange of ideas and processes that informs our individual efforts.
We have developed three prompts for each university/college global health entity to respond to and present. Please elect one representative from your institution to present. The template slide deck is attached.
Mini presentations: Impact of COVID-19 on the university’s global health programming
- How is global health now increasingly recognized?
- How did your global health educational and research activities change?
- How have you leveraged its emphasis among your leadership?
Institutions will present in alphabetical order and as we receive confirmations, a time slot will be assigned. You do not have to commit to virtually attend the entire meeting and we will record the meeting for further dissemination and review.
Spring/Summer 2020 Webinar Series: "Gun Violence in the Americas"
The Office of Global Health is part of the Network for the Prevention of Gun Violence in the Americas. The global burden of gun violence accounts for more than 250,000 deaths worldwide, and half of these deaths occur in just six countries – all in the Americas. This public health and humanitarian crisis has significant challenges, requiring multiple policy and program approaches for making our respective nations healthy and safe. This Network was formed to bring together health professionals, human rights advocates, arms trade specialists, and violence prevention activists to to focus on challenges ahead and find solutions to address gun violence in Mexico and Central America.
Illicit trafficking in conventional weapons is a global phenomenon that has an outsized impact on security and stability in countries around the world. Mexico and the Northern Triangle of Central America suffer from extremely high levels of gun homicides and other gun violence. What are the mechanisms and impacts of this gun violence, and what policies and actions can people in the region take to confront it? In these webinars, expert journalists and researchers discuss the gun market and its human impacts, and propose policies and strategies to stem gun violence.
Led by Dr. Stephen Hargarten, Associate Dean for Global Health, other current members of The Network for the Prevention of Gun Violence in the Americas are:
Anahuac University Mexico
Center for American Progress
Consortium of Universities of Global Health
Forum on Arms Trade
Giffords Law Center
Metropolitan Peace Institute, Inc
Newtown Action Alliance
O'Neill Institute, Georgetown Law
Project to Stop US Arms to Mexico
Washington University School of Law
Past webinar recordings available to viewLocal Solutions to a Hemispheric Challenge
Review arms control community reports
“Holes in the Net: US Arms export control gaps in combating corruption” (PDF)
Colby Goodman, transparency international defense and security program
“Gross Human rights abuses: The legal and illegal gun trade to Mexico”
John Lindsey-Poland et al.
Appleton Foundation, Charity Pot, Ries Family Foundation
“Where the Guns Go: US arms and crisis of violence in Mexico”
American Friends Service committee