Call for Proposals: Development and Global Health Student Speaker Conference
The theme for this spring's iteration of the biannual IPID Student Speaker Conference is Development and Global Health. We are soliciting presentations or multimedia projects (such as photo essays or short films) based on papers, ongoing research, or prior professional experience, from students across all departments and professional schools in the University. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, March 23. Up to five presentations that demonstrate an advanced level of critical and creative thinking will be selected the conference.
The event will take place on Friday, April 6 from 3-7pm, at which each selected student will give a 15-20 minute presentation based on his or her paper or multimedia piece, followed by a brief Q&A. After all speakers have made their presentations, there will be a moderated discussion involving all presenters and audience members to tie together the ideas presented. The conference will be recorded and, if the presenters have papers or other final products to accompany their presentations, these will be published on IPID's website.
Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words (including paper title), or a link to your photo(s) and an accompanying written piece of up to 500 words (either as an attached essay or as captions to each photo), along with a short bio, to Gilles Ouedraogo (ouedr005@
umn.edu) with the subject line: "IPID SSC Submission." If you have questions, feel free to e-mail Gilles with them.
The Development and Global Health theme 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. 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 if your research or prior experience is even slightly relevant!