1. Feel the passion and excitement that took place at the 2011 GlobeMed Global Health Summit! Follow 3 participants, Kristina, Rohini and Chris, as they journey through their life-changing experience.

    GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty. Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice.

    To learn more about how you can get involved, please visit globemed.org.

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    Cinematography by Nick Nummerdor and Andrew Morgan littlecabinfilms.com
    Music: "Night Out" by Silence is Sexy and "Et C'est Triste" by Lohstana David

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  2. Through this session, we hope participants will develop an understanding of the many avenues available to remain involved in global health. The panel of recent graduates will provide advice based on their own varied perspectives and the knowledge they gained as they pursued post-graduate opportunities.

    Ed Cardoza (Moderator) – Still Harbor
    Jeff Richardson – Abbott Fund
    Jessica Beckerman – Project Muso Ladamunen
    Ann Clark – Nicholas Clark Architects, LLC

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  3. Andre Banks
    Directory of Strategy

    Andre has spent the last 10 years building social movements that have shaped politics in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, he worked as the Deputy Director of ColorOf- Change.org using online organiz- ing to build a multi-racial move- ment in the U.S. around issues of racial justice. Andre managed the 700,000-member organization and led political and issue campaigns through the 2008 primaries and general election.

    Andre got his start building a national network of student organizers concerned with economic justice at the AFL-CIO. An expanded focus on connecting national movements to global issues led him to Africa Action where he built a national constituency pushing for action on AIDS in the U.S. and in Africa. He moved on to build the media and public affairs department at the Applied Research Center, placing stories on hot button issues of racial equality in outlets as varied as the Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Weekly, National Pub- lic Radio and Agence-France Press. While there, he also led the strategy and managed the development of the online newsmagazine Colorlines.com, serving as its founding editor.

    Andre has also led hundreds of trainings and workshops on cam- paign strategy, media outreach and the use of technology to (smartly) build social movements. An Ohio native turned Brooklynite, Andre spends a lot of time riding the A train with 1,000,000 of his neighbors every morning. He also has the second-best singing voice at Purpose, after Emmy Suzuki Harris.

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  4. Joseph Amon is the director of the Health and Human Rights division at Human Rights Watch. He joined the organization in 2005 as head of its HIV/AIDS program, having previously worked for more than 15 years conducting research, designing programs,
    and evaluating interventions related to HIV, malaria, hepatitis, and Guinea Worm disease for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and for projects funded by the US Agency for International Development.

    He has also served at the Carter Center and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Since coming to Human Rights Watch, Amon has worked on a wide range of issues related to health and human rights, including: access to medicines (antiretroviral, drug dependency, and pain relief treatment), HIV testing, and the rights of prisoners and migrants to access health care. He has also worked on unproven AIDS ‘cures,’ and human rights abuses associated with infectious disease outbreaks and multi- drug resistant tuberculosis. Amon is the author or coauthor of a number of book chapters, reports, and more than two dozen articles in medical and public health journals.

    He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the International AIDS Society, the UNAIDS reference group on HIV and Human Rights, and the Stop TB Programme’s Task Force on TB and Human Rights. In addition, he is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and a lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University. Amon has a master’s degree in tropical medicine and a PhD in epidemiology.

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  5. This session will feature former GlobeMed chapter leaders discussing their efforts in leading successful organizations – both within GlobeMed and on campus. We hope Summit participants will leave this session with a keen understanding of the elements required to make their chapter an exceptional campus organization.

    Livy Low (Barnard/Columbia) – Moderator
    Peter Luckow (Northwestern University/Tiyatien Health)
    Sana Rahim (Northwestern University/GES)
    Mark Arnoldy (CU-Boulder/Nyaya Health)
    Olivia Koshy (UT-Austin)

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2011 GlobeMed Global Health Summit


The 2011 GlobeMed Global Health Summit will take place at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL from April 7-10. This year's Summit will explore the theme A Call to Action: Leveraging History to Build A Movement. Drawing from a rich history of past…

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The 2011 GlobeMed Global Health Summit will take place at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL from April 7-10. This year's Summit will explore the theme A Call to Action: Leveraging History to Build A Movement. Drawing from a rich history of past social movements, the Summit will challenge students to envision their role in a movement for global health equity capable of building a world with justice in health.

This year's Summit will build off the previous Summits, Activism for Health Equity (2007), A Generational Calling: Solidarity in Global Health (2008), Securing Health as a Human Right: From Idea to Implementation (2009), Ubantu and Social Justice (2010) which brought together over 400 students from 19 universities across the country and leading global health experts from the Harvard School of Public Health, Partners In Health, AIDS-Free World and other organizations.

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