The Center for Studies on Africa and Its Diaspora participated in the Second Annual Atlanta Global Studies Symposium, held virtually from April 20 to 23, 2021. The annual symposium brought together educators, researchers, corporate, civic, and community partners, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, to discuss topics of global and local significance and to foster interdisciplinary collaboration across universities.
The 2021 Atlanta Global Studies Symposium connected audiences to experts and research on various topics, including social justice, global health, Race Beyond Borders, international education, diplomacy, and peace education.
The Decolonizing Global Health Series was a five-part discussion sponsored by Emory Global Health Institute, Race Beyond Borders, Office of International Initiatives, and School of Public Health. On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the symposium hosted the series "Disrupting and Rebuilding Global Healthcare Systems." The discussion was moderated by Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, Director of Operations and Outreach, Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora, Georgia State University. Dr. Ward-Robinson was joined by Osama Tanous, MD (2020 Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow), Eugene Richardson, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Co-chair, Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice, and Kelly Callahan, MPH, Director of the Trachoma Control Program at The Carter Center. Breakout sessions, led by Emory and GSU faculty and graduate students, immediately followed.