YIGH co-sponsored lecture series spotlights conversations with global health decsion-makers


Throughout the spring semester, the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) is co-sponsoring a Conversation Series featuring pivotal decision-makers in the world of global health. Co-sponsored by the George Herbert Walker, Jr. Lecture in International Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, the series aims to cultivate potential areas of collaboration with leading institutions in global health, connect with audiences around the world and foster dialogue regarding the challenges facing global health and wellbeing.

‘Higher Education in a Post-COVID World’ 

April 14, 2021

This panel discussion with university presidents featured; Peter Salovey, President of Yale University and the Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology; Elizabeth Bradley, President of Vassar College; and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University. The conversation shed light on changes they made to ensure there was a healthy, safe atmosphere for students, staff and faculty on their campuses. They also shared their views on the impact the pandemic will have on the future of higher education. The conversation was moderated by Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute for Global Health. 

View the video recording of the event by clicking below:

‘Planet, People, and Prosperity’
March 30, 2021

Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme, discussed the nexus of the planet’s and people’s wellbeing, and how COVID-19 offers a glimpse of our future. 

Introduced by Yale School of Nursing (YSN) Dean Ann Kurth, the conversation was moderated by LaRon Nelson, YSN Associate Dean, Global Affairs and Planetary Health, and Rob Dubrow, Professor of Epidemiology and Faculty Director of the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health. 

View the video recording of this event by clicking below: 

Watch the all of the videos in the conversation series on the YIGH YouTube here.