Five College Program in Culture, Health, and Science

CHS Fall Pizza Party and Lecture by Jeremy Smith

Tue, Oct 27 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Commonwealth Honors College Events Room 160 East

Jeremy Smith is the author of Epic Measures, which documents the true story of a 20-year, 500-scientist, $100-million moonshot attempt to track and quantify every illness, injury and death for everyone on earth into the Global Burden of Disease database.

This event, sponsored by the Five College Culture, Health, and Science Program, would be of interest to students interested in global health, health policy and/or data sciences. A global burden of disease project workshop will follow the talk.

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Two Talks on Humanitarianism

Mon, Oct 5 2015 - 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Hadley Room, 10th floor of the UMass Campus Center

The Five College Culture, Health, and Science Certificate Program brings you these talks by professors Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good & Byron J. Good, Harvard University.

Politics and Imaginaries of Warrior Women
Prof. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Reflections on a Decade of Work in Post-Conflict Aceh, Indonesia
Prof. Byron J. Good     

The Goods have been pioneers in the fields of medical anthropology and medical sociology. With early work in Iran and Turkey and the United States, their writings charted out conceptions of illness and disease, belief and knowledge, depression, pain, the education of medical students and the experience of cancer treatment. Joint ethnographic work in Indonesia has delved into issues of postcolonial disorders, subjectivity, trauma (particularly post-war, post-tsunami in Aceh), art, haunting and more. In the last decade, with funding from the Fogarty International Center and USAID, the Goods have been involved in the creation of mental health services in China and Indonesia. In addition to their scholarship and teaching, they have been instrumental in the creation of the Harvard Medical School Department of Social Medicine’s new master’s program in global health.

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