Past Events

Join Kirsten Gelsdorf and the Center for Global Health Equity Journal Club for a moderated discussion on positive trends in global health in humanitarian contexts. Check out the article, Gelsdorf Talks Humanitarian Aid Misconceptions on NPR’s ‘With Good Reason,’ as material for the topic of discussion for the event!

Global Health

A panel of experts on law, international affairs, and political science analyze constitutional crises in the United States, comparing them to the experiences of other countries. Panelists will tackle such important questions as: What is a constitutional crisis? Has the United States experienced one recently? What are the triggers or warning signs of a constitutional crisis? And how can we prevent them in the future?


All alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join us for a discussion on pathways to decarbonizing Virginia and the global economy. The panel of experts, all with strong ties to UVA and its mission of informed public service, will discuss the surge in enthusiasm for rapid decarbonization on Grounds, in the private sector, and among NGOs. The conversation will focus on the central importance of innovation, entrepreneurship, and a commitment to public service, all hallmarks of Hoos everywhere.


Which psychosocial interventions are effective and why? How can we create meaningful psychosocial support for displaced populations in humanitarian contexts? Join Batten Professor Kirsten Gelsdorf and Associate Professor Amanda Nguyen present their findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).