Reframing Global Health in the Context of Environmental Crisis
Kitty Corbett, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, and SAR Visiting Research Associate
Colloquium, SAR Boardroom
Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm, Free
Human communities are facing unprecedented threats from natural resource depletion, extinctions, pollution, overpopulation, and climate change. Although social scientists’ discussions about global health productively address political economy and international relations as well as epidemiology and other health sciences, they should also include the ecosystems that sustain us. Ethnographic experiences illustrate both our vulnerability and adaptive strategies that give some hope for our health in the future.