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Call for Abstracts: Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium Featuring Speaker Jeffrey Sachs

Modified: July 2, 2015

The Northwestern University Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place in Chicago on November 20-21, 2015. The central goal of this two-day symposium is to catalyze the exchange and cross pollination of ideas and research on the interdisciplinary factors, impediments, and solutions to the advancement of global health.

Jeffrey D. Sachs will be the event's keynote speaker. Professor Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

This symposium and resulting publications will provide contextual analyses of principles, policies and practices that have shaped and can continue to drive contemporary global health and economic growth.

Jointly held by multiple Northwestern University sponsors, this symposium will provide a unique interdisciplinary forum for scholarly and applied conversations on historical and contemporary factors influencing the practice of global health and development. Participants interested in presenting a paper during this meeting are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on or before Tuesday, June 30.

Abstracts are welcome from both academic (faculty and graduate degree candidates) and nonacademic scholars, practitioners and policymakers. Abstracts should clearly indicate the conference theme most immediately related to the submitted abstract.

Learn more at http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/ipham/conferences/globalhealthsymposium/ 

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