Critical Global Health Series

Spring 2009

  • February 17
    9 - 10:30 AM

    Todd Meyers

    PhD Student, Dept. of Anthropology and Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU

    The Public Consumption of Private Danger

  • February 24
    9 - 10:30 AM

    Josh Garoon

    PhD Student, Dept. of Health, Society, and Behavior, Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU

    Bean arbitrage: Imagined livelihoods and conservation’s harvest

  • March 3
    9 - 10:30 AM

    Jishnu Das

    Senior Economist, Development Research Group (Human Development and Public Services Team), World Bank, and a Visiting Scholar at The Center for Policy Research, New Delhi

  • March 23
    1:30 - 3:00 PM

    Anne-Emanuelle Birn

    Associate Professor of International Development Studies and Canada Research Chair in International Health

    From Montevideo to Montparnasse to Moscow to Morelia: The Forging of Child Health as a Global Concern

  • April 14
    9 - 10:30 AM

    Adriana Petryna

    Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

    The Politics of Experimentality

  • April 28
    9 - 10:30 AM

    Elizabeth Roberts

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Residential College for Science and Technology Studies, University of Michigan. (Co-sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies)

    The Scars of Governance: On Private Medicine in the Andes

The Critical Global Health Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary forum that explores the complex set of political, economic, social, and ecological forces driving patterns of sickness and health and responses to them.


Dept. of the History of Medicine, 3rd Floor of the Welch Library, Room 303, 1900 East Monument Street

Participation in the seminar is by invitation or by e-mailing:

For further information see:


Each speaker will present a paper that is a work in progress. The papers will be circulated electronically to Seminar participants in advance of the session. Participants should commit to attending all or most of the talks and to reading the pre-circulated paper.

Sponsored by

Johns Hopkins University, Departments of Anthropology; Health, Behavior and Society; History; History of Medicine; and International Health