Energy and Global Health on a Sick Planet

Date: 

October 5, 2012 - 3:00pm
October 6, 2012 - 9:00am
October 7, 2012 - 9:30am

Location: 

various

Contact Name: 

Sarolta Graves

Contact Phone: 

319-335-3862

How severely is the world’s energy consumption affecting the health of its communities?

There is a growing consensus on the part of the global community that a reevaluation of energy needs and mechanisms to produce energy is imperative. Using the lens of health impacts as the focus, this year’s Global Health Studies conference, “Energy and Global Health on a Sick Planet,” will explore current challenges and potential remedies to global energy needs.

The conference will be held in various locations on the University of Iowa campus from Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7.

Students wishing to receive credit for this course will have already registered for 152:152 on ISIS and attended an orientation session. Community members can still register for this conference through the Global Health Studies Program website. Course fee is $40, which covers dinner and lunch.

Along with several diverse panels and forums featuring a variety of local, national, and worldwide experts, Tracy Bach and Arne Jungjohann will each give a keynote address during the weekend’s activities.