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Triangle COVID-19 Response through a Global Health Lens

Are you interested in learning how Triangle companies, organizations, and individuals are being impacted by COVID-19 and contributing to the global pandemic response? Please join us online to learn how our communities are being impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis, and how our global health leaders address these challenges through advocacy, collaboration, and innovation to improve the health of populations around the world.

This online program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The event will be hosted on Zoom, and will include time for participant Q&A.

Triangle COVID-19 Response Through a Global Health Lens

Wednesday, July 8 (1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT)

Important details:

  • The Program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

  • Please download Zoom prior to the webinar to join the session.

  • There will be time for audience Q&A

Featured speakers:​

John Glenn, PhD, Policy Director, US Global Leadership Council (USGLC)

John K. Glenn serves as Policy Director at the USGLC, where he leads engagement with the USGLC’s National Security Advisory Council, with the Executive Branch including the National Security Council, State Department, and US Agency for International Development, and with the think tank communities. He also teaches the graduate seminar on transatlantic relations at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and serves as a member of the Halifax International Security Forum Agenda Working Group. He previously served as Director of Foreign Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States where he led programs to promote greater transatlantic cooperation and understanding during the crisis over the war in Iraq, and as Executive Director of the Council for European Studies. He has written numerous articles, briefs, and books on foreign policy, global development, transatlantic relations, and democratization. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University and B.A. from Oberlin College.

Chytanya Kompala, MSPH, Senior Nutrition Research Program Officer, Eleanor Crook Foundation

Chytanya Kompala serves as the Senior Nutrition Research Program Officer at the Eleanor Crook Foundation. As a global health nutritionist, her research interests include nutrition sciences, maternal and child nutrition, and innovative, scalable solutions. Previously, Kompala worked as a nutrition researcher at PATH and Sight & Life, with experience living and working in East and West Africa. She holds a Master of Science in Public Health degree in Human Nutrition from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from New York University.

Brian Southwell, PhD, Senior Director, Science in the Public Sphere, RTI International

Dr. Brian Southwell directs the Science in the Public Sphere program at RTI international and also holds faculty appointments at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He created a public radio show, The Measure of Everyday Life, for WNCU (90.7 FM in the Raleigh-Durham media market) and has hosted the show for more than 5 years. Southwell has been taught for university journalism faculties since 2002 and has developed and delivered numerous media training workshops and courses, including a series of spokesperson and media interaction training courses for public health professionals in Minnesota and North Dakota. He is the author of books on mass media and public health, is frequently quoted in national and local media outlets, and often speaks at events such as the Aspen Ideas Festival.

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Thank you to our co-organizer!

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