2015-08-25 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT Global Learning Conversation $79 NAFSA Member; $119 Nonmember 2015-08-25 Online Buy Recording

What is an ethical partnership? How can we create ethical partnerships that support communities and the students who serve or train in them? How can students and institutions, through their work and learning paradigms, empower these communities? 

This collaborative NAFSA Global Learning Faculty Conversation will feature Jessica Evert, the editor of Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, published by Global Health Education Collaborations Press, along with a panel of interprofessional leaders in global health education, service learning , and global engagement. Throughout the conversation, presenters and participants will be able to:

  • Explore questions about ethics related to service learning and how to develop ethical partnerships;
  • Examine how service-learning programs can provide global learning experiences and empower communities;
  • Share experiences and best practices with global service learning in the fields of health care and applicable disciplines;
  • Discuss implications and potential guidelines to assist students dealing with ethical issues for global service learning in all fields.  

Faculty Conversations are designed for faculty members, academic leaders, researchers, and international educators interested in student learning outcomes and the educational experiences—curricular and cocurricular—created to help students gain and practice global knowledge, skills, and perspectives.

Take advantage of this special and stimulating conversation that taps into NAFSA’s growing community of practice focused on global learning.

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Jessica EvertJessica Evert, MD
Child Family Health International
University of California-San Francisco

Jessica Evert is executive director of Child Family Health International, a global health education nongovernmental organization providing immersion in lower- and middle-income countries for more than 20 years with an asset-based community engagement approach. Evert is faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), where she instructs in global health and community-based underserved clinical care. Evert helped develop (and completed) UCSF’s Global Health Clinical Scholars residency track. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and is a longtime advocate for health-related international education quality and ethical standards. Evert is author and editor of multiple chapters, articles, and books in global health with a focus on education, ethics, and asset-based engagement, including "Developing Global Health Programs: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, 2nd Edition" and “Global Health Education: A Guidebook, 2nd Edition.”


Noelle SullivanNoelle Sullivan, PhD
Northwestern University

Noelle Sullivan is a medical anthropologist focusing on understanding the politics of global health in practice. Currently, she is a Lecturer in Global Health Studies and Anthropology at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Florida in 2011, and has been conducting ethnographic research in Tanzania, east Africa since 2004. Sullivan’s current research explores various short-term journeys of foreigners (mostly from North America and Europe) to Tanzania to work on global health issues or in medical institutions. These activities include international health electives, clinical volunteerism, medical missions, and short-term medical brigades. Most of the individuals who undertake these journeys are students. Sullivan interviews Tanzanians who host foreign volunteers, students, and health professionals, as well as the foreign visitors themselves in order to consider the motivations, practices, and ethical concerns of the various actors involved. Sullivan also leads a student program in Tanzania, which includes both American and Tanzanian undergraduates. The students receive training in qualitative research methods, and form research teams conducting research on health topics selected by local communities. Students reports their findings to government and village leaders, which the latter use to address health-related challenges in their communities.

Eric HartmanEric Hartman, PhD
Kansas State University

Eric Hartman is an assistant professor in the Staley School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. His development and publication of strategies for community-engaged global learning and ethical partnership across cultures contributed to his receipt of the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. His publications on global service-learning, global citizenship, and fair-trade learning have spanned edited volumes; peer-reviewed journals in service-learning and international development; and popular and trade magazines such as International Educator. As executive director of Amizade Global Service-Learning, he advanced community-driven development in more than a dozen communities around the world. He was selected as the recipient of the Cabot Dissertation Award for Commitment to a Just Society, The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs "4 Under 40 Impact Prize," and as a representative of the United States in the U.S. State Department-funded Water Here and There International Fellows Exchange Program with China. He serves as editor and co-founder of globalsl.org.

Tricia ToddTricia Todd, MPH
University of Minnesota

Tricia Todd is assistant director with the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota and an instructor in the public health practice major in the university’s School of Public Health. She is the chief medical adviser for the University of Minnesota and co-teaches the Future Physician series with medical school faculty. She teaches the Personal Statement writing course and has been responsible for the development of two online education modules: Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety and the GAPS Advisor Toolkit. Todd began her career working in the field of public health with the Minnesota Department of Health and local public health agencies assessing and responding to workforce and public health infrastructure development needs. She was heavily involved in the creation of two public health initiatives: the Emerging Leaders Network, a leadership development program created to identify and nurture future leaders in public health, and the Pathways to Public Health project, a program designed to encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to get advanced education in public health. She is a graduate of the National Public Health Leadership Institute, was a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Turning Point Leadership Collaborative, and now directs the North Central Public Health Leadership Institute, a regional institute covering Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.