The spring 2012 edition of IPID's flagship event, the Student Speaker Conference, is set for Friday, April 6, 3-7pm in Walter Library Room 101! This semester's theme will be Health and Development, with a more formal title TBA. Please note that this date has changed from our original date of Friday, April 20, to avoid conflicting with the 9th Annual Midwest International Economic Development Conference.
We will be sending out a formal call for presentation proposals in the next few weeks. This topic is intentionally broad, and we would love to see a range of presentations approaching the nexus of health and development from a variety of disciplines. Graduate students from any department at the U are eligible to participate. Just as an example of how diverse the potential presentations might be, some ideas the IPID Executive Committee came up with in a 5-minute brainstorm include: Health outcomes as a key piece of a national development strategy; international intellectual property law and the pharmaceutical industry; environmental and health effects of development projects or natural resource extraction; the role of international NGOs or organizations like the World Health Organization; humanitarian aid and health outcomes; differential effects of climate change on health outcomes; etc, etc. The possibilities are endless - please consider submitting a proposal once the formal request for papers is sent out!