Eradicating obstetric fistula: insights from Brown School alum Bonnie Ruder’s advocacy

Obstetric fistula, affecting around 2 million women globally with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases annually, is a devastating yet preventable condition. It leads to chronic infections, incontinence, and severe social isolation. In this episode of Dr. Aviva Romm’s On Health: A Podcast for Women, Bonnie Ruder, a midwife, medical anthropologist, and co-founder of Terrewode Women’s […]

ICHAD partners with Uganda Ministry of Health to Enhance Support Systems for youth living with HIV/AIDS

Fred Ssewamala

The Bridges2Scale study team, led by Principal Investigators Drs. Fred Ssewamala, Byron Powell, and Noeline Nakasujja, recently convened with over 100 community stakeholders at the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) offices in Masaka, Uganda. This gathering, comprising youth, caregivers, teachers, bankers, NGO representatives, and study personnel, engaged in focus group discussions to […]

Dr. Huseynli attends international social work conference as Azeri delegate

Aytakin Huseynli

Research Assistant Professor Aytakin Huseynli attended the tripartite conference of IASSW, IFSW, and ICSW in Panama City on April 1 and 2, as Azerbaijan’s delegate at the IFSW General Meeting. Huseynli is founder of Azerbaijan’s national social work association. This invitation-only event preceded the Joint Conference, marking a significant engagement in the global social work […]

Kazakhstan is latest country to launch national Child Development Account policy

Kazakhstan has introduced a groundbreaking Child Development Account (CDA) policy, guided by insights from the Center for Social Development at the Brown School. This strategy aims to utilize the country’s natural resources to invest in its children, bolstering human capital. Dr. Michael Sherraden, founding director of CSD and George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, hailed […]

Distinguished Visiting Scholars program seeks applicants for 2024

Global scholars are invited to apply to spend time with Washington University faculty and graduate students as part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars program. During their time on campus, they will be encouraged to fully immerse themselves by leading workshops, delivering public lectures, visiting classes, and teaching seminars. As of February 2024, five positions were […]

Music and arts come to the fore with the return of the Cultural Showcase

March 28 marked a pivotal moment at the Brown School as the Cultural Showcase returned to in-person festivities, breaking a pause necessitated by the global pandemic. A cornerstone of student-led initiatives for over 25 years, the event celebrates the tapestry of global cultures, bringing together performances, culinary delights, and traditional dress from around the world. […]

Empowering Underrepresented Voices Faculty Join Global ThoughtLeadership

Op Ed Project

The Global Programs Office is sponsoring four faculty members to participate in the Op-Ed Project which trains under-represented experts to take thought leadership positions in their fields. It channels the best ideas to expert media mentors across the world, through customized multi-day and multi-week programs and fellowships for faculty. Faculty participating are Professor Heather Cameron, […]

WashU students explored the world over Spring Break

Wash U students in DC over Spring Break

Eleven students traveled to Washington, DC with Dr. Anna Shabsin and Dr. Tammy Orahood for a field-based course on Policymaking, Advocacy and Analysis in the US Legislative Process. Students learned about the policy ecosystem and policy at the federal level by meeting with Brown School alumni and other policy changemakers including Andrew McCabe, JD (Former […]

Celebrating the Lunar New Year and coming together for Ramadan Iftar

The Global Programs Office celebrated Lunar New Year on February 9 – an event celebrated by billions of people across the world on the first new moon of their calendar. Our community came together to share a meal, and painted Chinese calligraphy to welcome in the New Year. The team also hosted a Ramadan dinner […]

Dr. Cameron Works with Deutscher Bundestag & 13 Change-makers from Sub-Saharan Africa as Part of the International Parliament Scholarship

From diving into the root causes of “Big Problems” to crafting a vision and Impact strategy with solutions and scaling mechanisms, Dr. Cameron and the 13 change-makers covered it all. The day concluded with thoughtful reflections on building smart networks and putting their newfound knowledge to work in their communities across Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, […]

Tutlam Receives $720,000 through Prestigious NIH Career Development Award to Address Intergenerational Trauma among Second Generation Refugee Children in the United States

Dr. Nhial Tutlam, assistant professor at the Brown School and associate director for research at the International Center for Child Health and Development (ICHAD) at Washington University in St. Louis, was awarded the highly prestigious K01 Research Scientist Career Development Award. Over the next four years, this $720,000 award from the National Institute of Mental […]

Dr. Lindsay Stark to Chair UN Committee (Links to an external site)

Dr. Lindsay Stark, a professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, will chair a working group of the Research Group on Child Reintegration (RRG), which has been formed by the Office of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. The goal of the RRG is […]

Call for Applications: Global Health Student Advisory Committee

Are you a Washington University student interested in generating awareness in global health among students at the University and beyond? The Institute for Public Health Global Health Center’s Global Health Student Advisory Committee (GHSAC) is a university-wide student group with representatives from all seven schools. The goal is to help generate awareness and interest in […]

Carolyn, We Will Remember You Forever 

On the passing of Brown School professor, Dr. Carolyn Lesorogol. Written by Dr. Shenyang Guo, Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research. When my friend called me to inform me the sad news shortly after Carolyn’s passing away on May 17, I was completely shocked and saddened. I couldn’t sleep that whole night. […]