Upcoming lectures

Speaking of Food–Açaí From Local to Global

October 24; 12pm in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Eduardo Brondizio, Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University Bloomington, and Andrea Siqueira, Visiting Lecturer in International Studies Program at Indiana University Bloomington, will discuss their work surrounding the açaí berry (both are serving as curators of Açaí From Local to Global). Their presentation will describe the continuing role of the açaí berry for the Caboclo people of Brazil, building upon their research into açaí’s global market expansion, and how that expansion is affecting the forest farmers who grow and supply the fruit. Speaking of Food is a lecture series presented in conjunction with, and sponsored by, Themester 2014’s “Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science,” an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences. The event will be free and open to the public. More information contact mathers@indiana.edu.


“Remaking Healthcare in Latin America: The Challenges of Applying Intercultural Policy”

October 24; 2pm at Wylie Hall (Room 005)

Dr. Lucia Guerra Reyes from the School of Public Health will give a presentation that will trace the trajectory of interculturality in health region, it will explore the meanings of intercultural health in Latin America, and present an application which exemplifies the challenges faced by policies based on this framework.


Bridging Cultures: Public Health Best Practices in the LGBTQ+ Community

October 24; 2- 4pm, School of Public Health (Mobley Auditorium)

We would like to invite you to participate in the School of Public Health’s Bridges Cultural Competencies Series. This workshop series is focused on creating awareness, increasing knowledge about the impact of culture on the delivery and accessing of health and human services, and to assist providers in their effort to become culturally competent. This workshop will focus on the LGBTQ + community. To register, please click on the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/iu-school-of-public-health-bloomington-7300517383?s=28626703.


“Inventing the mythical creature: or How to stay, lead, and delight in tech as a woman”

October 22; 2-3pm at the IMU (Whittenberger Auditorium)

Center of Excellence for Women in Technology invites you to a lecture by Omoju Miller. Miller is currently completing her Doctoral degree at UC Berkeley and is a Portfolio Manager at Google where she leads non-profit investing in Computer Science. She will be discussing her experiences as a women of color within the technology industry.