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Note from Director Colleen Murphy

It is with very mixed emotions that I announce the resignation from the University of Illinois of Noreen Sugrue.  This resignation is effective December 31.

Noreen has been an integral part of WGGP for twelve years, and a valuable presence on campus for over twenty years.  She spearheaded the focus of WGGP on global health and worked closely with LAS Global Studies to create the joint LAS Global Studies – WGGP undergraduate certificate in Global Health.  Noreen helped to organize events for WGGP, including the conference on Immigration we hosted in fall 2016.  She taught the GRID program core course for a number of years, and worked closely with many GRID students.  Noreen’s contributions and her presence in WGGP will always be valued and remembered.  She will be greatly missed. 

Noreen has asked that we forgo hosting a formal reception to honor her.  However, please feel free to extend your well wishes and appreciation for her service to Noreen via email or in person.

We at WGGP extend our very best wishes to Noreen as she starts a new chapter in her life.

Giving Support for Student Research
 Jean Due and GRID Student Sophy Cai, April 2016


WGGP Giving Opportunites help to support student fellowship and annual research awards for Graduate Students.  WGGP Administers the Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship along with the Barbara A. Yates International Award, the Due Ferber International Research Award (in honor of Jean Due and Marianne Ferber), and the Evelyne Accad and Paul Vieille Research Award focus on research in North Africa and the Middle East.  More details available on giving page.

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Help Us Celebrate International Women's Day

"12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"

March 8, 2018


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Sponsored by: Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities

Co-sponsored by: Department of Gender and Women's Studies and
Women's Resources Center



Spring 2018 Courses
WGGP Courses

WGGP 581 Gender Relations & International Development (64395) credit: 4 hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar examining theoretical and empirical research on gender and the transformation of social and economic structures. Students will develop a comparative perspective on issues of women and public policy by contrasting and comparing such policies in North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Same as GWS 512 and SOCW 581.

Course will be held Thursdays 2:00-4:50pm

For more information about the GRID Course or the GRID Minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at


GLBL 340 Global Health: Policy & Governance credit: 3 hours.
Identifies central and emerging global health issues and analyzes them through the lenses of governance, policy and gender. Focuses on structural, policy, and institutional perspectives on global health, with emphasis on how decisions are influenced and made. Prerequisite: GLBL 240 or consent of instructor.

63807 Lecture-Discussion
A 11:00 AM- 12:15 PM   Tuesday/Thursday                 330 - Armory              

In this course, we use a set of interdisciplinary readings and discussions to identify central and emerging issues in the study of global health and analyze them through the lenses of governance, policy and gender. We focus on structural, policy, and institutional perspectives on global health, with emphasis on how decisions are influenced and made. Pre-req: GLBL 240 or consent of instructor.

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