Winning the Birth Lottery

Globalization and Health

Friday Reception

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM: Hors d’oeuvres and 2nd annual UConn Global Health Symposium reception

6:20 PM –  6:30 PM: Opening remarks and introduction to Dr. Kee Park’s work

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: “Geopolitical Determinants of Health in North Korea” Keynote Address by Dr. Kee Park, MD, FAANS, Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow; Lecturer at Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Faculty member at the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Q&A Mediated by Prof. Na-Rae Kim of UConn Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Socializing and networking time


Saturday Symposium

8:30-9:00: Check-in / Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:10: Opening Remarks

9:10-9:55: Redlining and ‘Red Seas’: How History, Power, and Politics Rig the Birth Lottery in the U.S. and around the Globe”  Keynote Address by Prof. Sarah S. Willen, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor at UConn Department of Anthropology, Principal Investigator of ARCHES (AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity) Study, Director, Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights (HRI)

9:55-10:10: Q&A

10:10-10:25: Break

10:25AM – 11:10AM: Breakout Sessions

  • From Bridgeport to Bangladesh: Local and Global Connections between the Environment and Health
  • Global Surgery: Fostering Student Leaders in Global Surgery
  • Refugee Advocacy and Empowerment: Legal and Humanitarian Aid Perspectives
  • Just Do It… or Just Pay It? Unfair Fast Fashion Labor Practices as Health Determinants in a Globalized World

11:10-11:25: Break

11:25-11:55: “Kwizera: A Story of Hope Born From Resilience” Short Documentary Premiere

11:55-12:05: Q&A

12:10 PM-12:50 PM: Lunch; Involvement Fair; Research Poster Presentations

12:55 PM – 2:05 PM: “Reframing Refugee Health”  Featured Panel

2:05 PM-2:20 PM: Break

2:20 PM-3:10 PM: Birth Lottery Simulation

3:20 PM-3:30 PM: Closing remarks and Call-to-Action