UB Announces Critical Conversations Keynote Address on Global Health

University at Buffalo’s third annual Critical Conversations presidential programs will feature the topic of global health.  The program highlights two events happening on the school campus.  A panel discussion on diverse perspectives to address global health challenges will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22nd at 12:30pm in Harriman Hall.  The next day, a keynote address by John Borrazzo will focus on ending preventable child and maternal deaths.  The keynote address will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, at 2:30pm in the Student Union Theater. Both events are free and open to the public.

Critical Conversations is intended to be a vital forum for timely, insightful dialogue about key issues shaping the world around us. The program spotlights prominent scholars who are leading the conversation about major societal questions with broad-ranging, cross-disciplinary relevance and impact. From global health concerns and contemporary cultural debates to technological trends and socioeconomic challenges, the topics cut across disciplinary boundaries and geographic borders to shape daily life for us all. Held each academic year during the fall semester, Critical Conversations features a keynote address, free and open to the public, as well as multiple opportunities for students, faculty, staff and others to interact with these distinguished visitors.

Featured guest John Borrazzo is the director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Division at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Global Health in Washington, D.C. He joined USAID in 1992 as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Policy Fellow, focused on reducing exposure to air pollution and toxic substances in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Egypt. Prior to his appointment as MCH division chief in 2008, he was USAID’s environmental health team leader serving countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Pre-registration is recommended for both events. Click here to register and learn more about the event.