2017 Populations on the Move: Health and Human Rights of Refugees and Immigrants

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1:00pm
University of Iowa

2017 Global Health Studies Conference

April 7-9, 2017

The world faces a huge moral, strategic, and global health imperative to address the humanitarian challenge created by over 65 million individuals displaced by violent conflict and the increasingly frequent deadly natural and environmental disasters.  Students will learn of the current global picture of who is on the move and why. Opportunities will be presented for students to respond to the ethical and legal aspects of refugee/immigrant status on a national and global level.

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Speaker Bios


Students wishing to register for this course should enroll in GHS:3030 on MyUI. All students are required to attend a pre-conference orientation. Students from either section can attend one of the two sessions listed below.   

Orientation sessions, attend just one

3/6/2017 Monday            6:30p - 8:00p     140 SH
3/9/2017 Thursday          6:30p - 8:00p     140 SH

Course requirements

This is a 1 credit course, and grades are based on attendance (40%) and one of several completion options, paper, factsheet, poster, table discussion leader at dinner (60%).  Students are required to attend all three days of the conference to receive full attendance points.

Conference Schedule

4/7/17 Friday                   3:00p-9:00p        BLRM IMU
4/8/17 Saturday               9:00a-5:00p        W10 PBB
4/9/17 Sunday                 9:30a-1:00p        W10 PBB

Community participation

Community members can register. Course fee is $45. Please make check payable to University of Iowa. Payment may be made at the conference, or mailed in advance, along with the registration form.


This conference is sponsored by the Global Health Studies Program, the UI Center for Human Rights, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and International Programs.


Christine C. Brunner Luse, Instructor

Sarolta Petersen