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September 23, 2016, 4pm

“Feminist Politics to Family Politics?: Childcare Policy Debates in South Korea”

Speaker: Seung-kyung Kim
Professor and Director of Institute for Korean Studies, Indiana University Bloomington

Location:  101 International Studies Building

Sponsor: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
Co-sponsor: WGGP

 
 
 

September 26-27, 2016

Conference on “Immigration, Migration, Refugees, and the 2016 Election”

Location:  ACES Library, Heritage Room, 1101 S. Goodwin

Sponsors: WGGP, Department of Sociology, and School of Social Work

Co-sponsors: Center for Business and Public Policy; Center for Global Studies; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of Economics; Department of Latina/o Studies ; Department of Political Science; Program in Law and Philosophy; Program in Modern Greek Studies; Division of Student Affairs; Asian American Cultural Center; African American Cultural Center; La Casa Cultural Latina; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center; Native American House; Diversity Education and Social Justice Program; Women’s Resources Center; and Illiniois Inequality Initiative

Complete conference schedule available at http://illinois.edu/lb/article/4673/98418

 

 
 
 

September 26, 2016, 5:30pm

Dying to Get In!
A Discussion about immigration, its paradigms, and how the political environment shifts the dynamic of the conversation.

Film Screening followed by panel discussion

Moderator, Dr. Gioconda Guerra Perez, Director of La Casa Cultural Latina

Panelists
Cristina Lucio, Senior, Anthropology, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Melissa Roman, Graduate Student, School of Social Work- University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Anacecilia Luna, Alum, Undocu/DACA Ally Training Leader- University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Location:  1000 Lincoln Hall

Sponsors: WGGP, Department of Sociology, and School of Social Work

Co-sponsors: Center for Business and Public Policy; Center for Global Studies; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of Economics; Department of Latina/o Studies ; Department of Political Science; Program in Law and Philosophy; Program in Modern Greek Studies; Division of Student Affairs; Asian American Cultural Center; African American Cultural Center; La Casa Cultural Latina; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center; Native American House; Diversity Education and Social Justice Program; Women’s Resources Center; and Illiniois Inequality Initiative

 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
 
 
 
 
WGGP is happy to co-sponsor the following events hosted by the University YMCA.

"On The Issues: Analyzing the 2016 Elections." This semester's free, public lectures will feature expert views on vital policy questions and shed light on local, state, and national races as they unfold.

Join us for the first Friday Forum of the semester on September 9! View the full schedule on the Y's Friday Forum page at: universityymca.org/friday_forum

All Friday Forums are on Fridays at 12 Noon in Latzer Hall of the University YMCA during the fall and spring semesters unless otherwise noted. 

 
 
WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series
 
 
 

Laura Ripani
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna
GRID Minor, 2003
PhD in Economics, 2004

What is the focus of your current work and/or subject of your current research?

I am currently a Lead Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in Washington DC.  With a history dating back to 1959, today the IDB is the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We provide loans, grants, and technical assistance; and we conduct extensive research. I specialize in the area of labor markets, with special interest in improving labor markets opportunities for youth and studying the link between social protection programs and labor market outcomes.

How has your GRID minor helped you in your career?

My GRID minor was fundamental to have an expertise on gender issues that I found valuable in several ways. The first one was that my first job, after finishing my PhD in Economics at the University of Illinois, was at the World Bank in the Poverty and Gender Group of Latin America and the Caribbean Region. This particular group was very interested in someone that could combine knowledge about poverty and labor markets with expertise on  gender. Later on in my career, the minor was an excellent base to mainstream gender issues in all the projects that I have worked on, in countries as different as Argentina, Nicaragua, Honduras, Brazil, the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, among others.

Do you have any advice or suggestions for current GRID Students?

I would say that they should take advantage of the GRID minor to work with sensitivity to gender issues, during their whole career. They should also use the minor as an excellent selling point to potential employers interested in personnel who understand gender issues.

How can we learn more about your work through social media?

IDB website:

 http://www.iadb.org/en/topics/labor-and-pensions/laura-ripani,2967.html

Video about one of the projects I worked with for ten years:

http://www.iadb.org/en/videos/watch,2173.html?videoID=9427&videoTitle=Youth-and-Employment#.V8CLsPkrLGg

One of the projects that I worked on in the last two years:

http://habilidadesyproductividad.org/en/

 

 
WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.


To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
Announcements
 
 

Illinois International Conference and Travel Grants Available

Illinois International Programs (IIP) is happy to announce the call for proposals for the IIP International Grants Program.  As you may know, each year Illinois International Programs has a limited amount of money to sponsor international conferences on the Champaign-Urbana campus as well as international research travel by Illinois faculty.  You can find out all the pertinent details and requirements at the websites listed below:

IIP International Conference Grants

http://international.illinois.edu/resources/grants.html

IIP International Research Travel Grants

http://international.illinois.edu/resources/grants.html

I encourage you to forward this message to any colleagues or departments you think would be interested in pursuing these opportunities.  The deadline for proposals this year is November 4, 2016.  Proposals should be submitted electronically at https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/3145498 (travel) and https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/239060 (conference).

Any questions can be directed to Julie Misa at 333-9192 or jmisa@illinois.edu.

 

 
 
 
 

Undergraduate

Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 340 (CRN #63807): Global Health Policy and Governance will be offered Spring 2016 (You may take this course out of sequence).

GLBL 240 and GLBL 440 will both be offered Fall 2016

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health beginning Fall 2015. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Students will gain fundamental knowledge, critical perspectives, and skills from a range of disciplines in order to understand the complex relationships between health and economic development, local, national, and global institutions, social and cultural norms, environmental sustainability, and the needs of marginalized populations.

This course of study emphasizes:

  • Global health theory and practice
  • Interconnections of poverty, human rights, resources, disasters, migration, displacement, gender, barriers to access and other pressing worldwide issues in Global Helath
  • Interdisciplinary course content including core social science disciplines in the liberal arts such as Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology among others

The Certificate in Global Health affords students a credential that demonstrates their competency in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary global health. Such skills are valued by a range of organizations including governmental and non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, philanthropic organizations, social enterprises, private sector firms, and educational institutions. The core sequence of GLBL courses also provides a meaningful avenue for pre-health students to meet medical school application requirements of social science coursework that demonstrates competencies within a single discipline and at the advanced level.

Students must complete 15 hours of course work that includes three Global Studies courses (listed below) focused on Global Health:

GLBL 240 Global Health (3)

GLBL 340 Global Health Policy (3)

GLBL 440 Global Health Intervention and Evaluation (3)

 
 
 
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