Dean’s Speaker Series: Global Health and the Future Role of the U.S.

by / Tuesday, 29 August 2017 / Published in Events

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series is designed to bring distinguished experts to Berkeley and engage the community on a variety of current and important topics in the field of public health. Each talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Events are held approximately once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The Dean’s Speaker Series events are free and open to the public; registration is encouraged. If the event reaches capacity, registered guests will receive priority seating until 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the talk.

Lia Fernald Amie Batson Mike Merson

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States
Thursday, August 31
5-7 p.m.
David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

Speaker: Dr. Mike Merson, Director, Duke Global Health Institute and Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke University

Speaker: Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer; Vice President, Strategy and Learning; Acting President, Technology Development and Introduction, PATH

Moderator: Lia Fernald, Professor of Community Health Sciences and Director, Public Health Nutrition, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The United States is the world’s largest investor in health at a global scale—funding and implementing programs to address challenges, including global health security, HIV and other infectious diseases, women and child health, non-communicable diseases, vaccine and drug development, digital health, and global health governance. Although Congress appropriates funding, these efforts are largely carried out by departments and agencies in the executive branch, and the new Administration has already signaled a dramatic reduction in foreign aid.

Join Dr. Mike Merson, Amie Batson, Professor Lia Fernald, and Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi for a discussion of the future of the country’s commitment to improving human health worldwide. How can we maintain effective investments in global health initiatives in a rapidly changing environment?

Registration for this event is at capactiy. Day of attendees will be welcome if there is space available. You can also join us live via Livestream.