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Abstract Submissions Open for Global Health Then and Now: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Northwestern

The Northwestern University Global Health Interdisciplinary Symposium will take place in Chicago on November 20 and 21. The central goal of this two-day symposium is to catalyze the exchange and cross pollination of ideas and research on the interdisciplinary factors, impediments, and solutions to the advancement of global health. We believe that where multiple perspectives come together around some of the world’s largest problems, we will find the greatest potential for impactful global health solutions.

Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs will be our event’s keynote speaker. Professor Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, “probably the most important economist in the world,” and by Time Magazine “the world’s best known economist.” A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world’s three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Participants interested in presenting a paper during this meeting are invited to submit a 300 word abstract on or before June 30. Abstracts are welcome from both academic (faculty and graduate degree candidates) and non-academic scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. Abstracts should clearly indicate the conference theme most immediately related to the submitted abstract.

Through a combination of interdisciplinary panel sessions and keynote addresses, this symposium will bring together to scholars, policy experts, non-governmental organization practitioners, and other health professionals to discuss subjects including but not limited to:

Abstracts can be submitted via the symposium website. Any questions can be directed to