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COVID-19 Public Health Response From Across the Globe: A Moderated Discussion with International Public Health Experts

Join Tulane students and invited panelists in a discussion of public health protocols from around the world and the role that culture plays in the "new normal" post-COVID-19.


Yanti Turang, RN BSN MBA

Registered Nurse, Executive Director of Learn to Live, and Deputy Medical Manager of the COVID Medical Monitoring Station, LA Govt

New Orleans, LA

Rachel Irwin

International Health Policy and Global Health Expert. Focusing on Sweden's relationship with the WHO.

Lund, Sweden

Philippa Yolanda Carey

DIS Program Coordinator

Copenhagen, Denmark

Kristen Anderson

Global Health Masters Student

Stockholm, Sweden

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:00PM CST

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European and American Responses to COVID-19: Community, Market Failures, and the Importance of Public Policy


Ever wonder what the substantive differences are between the American and European responses to COVID-19? Have European governments done a better job at controlling the pandemic? What is the impact of the pandemic on the economy and public policy?

Please join us for an online event on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm to hear Dr. Mark Vail discuss his latest research on the European and American responses to COVID-19.

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Tulane highlights SIT’s "SIT Virtual Open House – South Africa: Community Health & Social Policy"

Tuesday, September 15  12-1pm EDT  Click Here to Register

Please join Academic Director Zed McGladdery as he provides an overview of the South Africa: Community Health & Social Policy semester program and learning center in Durban, South Africa. At the end, there will be a Q&A session to ask any of your questions.

Zed McGladdery

Academic Director, South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy

Tulane highlights SIT’s "SIT Alumni Spotlight: Conversations on Global Health"

Friday, September 18  1-2pm EDT  Click Here to Register

Join us for a lively discussion with alumni of some of SIT's Global Health programs abroad. We will learn about how our alumni chose SIT, what they accomplished during their time overseas, and how their experience impacted their current and future career goals and endeavors.


SIT Study Abroad University Relations
SIT & IHP Study Abroad Alumni

Tulane highlights CEA's "Migrants and COVID-19: Ethical and Political Perspectives Across Borders"

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12 pm Central

During the COVID-19 emergency, migrants transitioning to life in Europe have faced increased difficulty. The pandemic and governments’ responses to it have had significant effects on the poorest and most marginalized people in our societies in terms of their health and their economic and social struggles. These obstacles will be the focus of this conversation, as our speakers will highlight the many social and political issues that COVID-19 has exacerbated over the last six months.


Cecilia Emma Sottilotta, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Politics at the American University of Rome (AUR), Italy. She is a frequent media commentator on Italian and international affairs. Her research interests focus on political risk for foreign investors, South European and Latin American politics. She is the author of “Political Risk: Concepts, Theories, Challenges” (London: Routledge).

Leila Hadj Abdou, PhD, specializes in migration governance and politics. Based at the European University Institute (EUI) where she is a researcher, Leila is also responsible for designing and delivering training on international migration through the Migration Policy Center within the School of Transnational Governance. Her latest publications include the book Migration and Mobility in the European Union (with A. Geddes, and L. Brumat), and the article 'Push or Pull'? Framing immigration in times of crisis in the European Union and the United States, in the Journal of European Integration. Leila has extensive experience working in the field of asylum/migration. Her previous positions include a project coordinator for an NGO working with unaccompanied minor asylum seekers, as well as in an educational centre working with adult refugees, and refugee care workers.


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