Global Health Colloquium featuring Debora Diniz - "ZIKA: From Brazilian Backlands to Global Threat"

Oct 6, 2017, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall
Free & open to the public
Event Description

Global Health Colloquium

Debora Diniz, Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Brasília, in Brazil, and Co-founder of Anis, Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender

Debora Diniz is the co-founder of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, one of the key feminist groups dedicated to bioethics in Latin America. An anthropologist by training, she is now a professor of the Law Faculty at the University of Brasília, in Brazil.

As a documentarian, her films received more than 50 prizes. One of her most recent films is “Zika”, which tells the story of five Brazilian women surviving to the epidemic. She has strong advocacy experience working with the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases on involving abortion, zika epidemic, marriage equality, secular state, and stem cell research. Her research interests include reproductive and sexual rights, human rights, penal systems, and research ethics.

Lunch will be served beginning at 11:45am

Organized by the Global Health Program.
Co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health & Wellbeing and the Department of Anthropology.