Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:30 PM
Monday Dec 4, 2017
DeWitt Wallace Library 309

Jessica Pearson, History, will present “The Colonial Politics of Global Health."  Pearson will explore the collision between imperial and international visions of health and development in French Africa after the Second World War. Pearson argues that decolonization shaped postwar Africa's public health landscape in important—and often unexpected—ways.  Her work follows doctors and colonial officials from Paris to Dakar and from Geneva to Brazzaville as the French colonial administration struggled to defend its project to an increasingly critical international audience.  European actors marginalized their African colleagues as they mapped out the continent’s sanitary future and silenced African patients’ voices as they negotiated the new rights and responsibilities that accompanied their new French citizenship. All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6881

This event is for: Staff and Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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