Prisms of Globalization Lecture Series

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The Prisms of Globalization annual lecture series, organized by the Center for Global Studies (CGS), offers accessible talks on a broad range of global studies topics of current interest.

Expert speakers from campus and internationally are invited to give informed lectures to non-specialist audiences of faculty, students and the general public. CGS often collaborates with other campus units to organize Prisms lectures or develop a year-long series of talks linked by a common theme, such as energy security or the Muslim world.

Most of the Prisms lectures are recorded and are available for download from our website.

A full listing of previous Prisms lectures can be found in the archive.


Mountains Beyond Mountains Taking Action for Global Health Equity

Partners in Health is a non-profit organization begun over 25 years ago by Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim and Ophelia Dahl to provide modern medical science to communities facing the combined challenges of poverty, high burden of disease, and limited health services in the public sector. Jon Shaffer talks about actions we can take in our daily lives to advance the human right to health locally and globally.

Jon Shaffer is the Community Engagement Coordinator at Partners In Health. In this role, he is working to build a community organizing strategy that can strengthen the growing movement for global health equity. Previously, Jon served for two years as the Executive Director of GlobeMed, during which time the national network grew from 17 university-based chapters and 500 students to 46 chapters and more than 1,500 students, all working in partnership with 47 grassroots health organizations on four continents.

Theme: Global Health
Speaker(s): Jon Shaffer, Community Engagement Coordinator
Affiliation: Partners in Health
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Location: Latzer Hall, University YMCA 1001 S. Wright, Champaign and Urbana Free Library -Lewis Auditorium
Time: noon at University Y and 7pm at Urbana Free Library