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Wealth & Poverty Week: Global Challenges

The Global Challenges week, from Sept. 26-30, brings together Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and community members who share an academic interest in the major global challenges of today and tomorrow. This week-long event focuses on global hunger, climate change, health crises, and human disasters which can only be addressed through the pooling and sharing of knowledge across disciplines.

Most of the events can be viewed live or following the event on A&S TV.

Schedule of Speakers

  • Monday, Sept. 26 - Steve Scanlan (Sociology) on "The Global Hunger Crisis: Food Poverty and Its Complexities in a World of Plenty," 4-5 p.m. at Alden 319. Abstract. Watch on A&S TV.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27 - Ryan Fogt (Geography) on "The Causes of Global Climate Change over the Last Century and Our Hope for the Future," 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Alden 319. Abstract. Watch on A&S TV.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 - Gillian Ice (Social Medicine) on "Current Issues in Global Health," 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Alden 319. Abstract.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29 - Felipe Aros-Vera (Industrial and Systems Engineering), on "International Disaster Relief Logistics: Lessons from Fieldwork Research and the Role of Social Networks," 9-10 a.m. at Alden 319. Abstract. Watch on A&S TV.
  • Friday, Sept. 30 - Eliza Harper (Nursing) and Global Health Initiatives students on "Botswana Healthcare—Interprofessional Study Abroad Experience," 3-4 p.m. at Alden 319 (co-sponsored with African Studies and Global Health Initiative). Abstract. Watch on A&S TV.