McDonnell Academy 5th International Symposium

The 5th Mcdonnell Academy International Symposium will focus on the global challenges of energy and environment, food and water, public health and aging.

Coronavirus Panel Discussion by China Forum

The China Forum will host the first-panel event of the year – Coronavirus Outbreak, A Global Health Emergency. Invited experts and professors from WashU’s school of medicine, the Brown School and Arts & Sciences will share their knowledge on the public health, social policy and political implications of the outbreak.  Monday, February 17 | 6 […]


The core of the symposium on October 9th and 10th will consist of faculty-driven workshops, intended to advance collaborative research. Faculty, administrators, and students from Washington University in St. Louis, McDonnell Academy Partners, and scholars from other world-wide institutions will participate in various workshop sessions focusing on the thematic areas while working to strengthen network […]

Our Planet at Risk

Can we humans save the planet from ourselves? The 21st century will be defined by unprecedented climatic shifts, with far-reaching consequences for planet Earth.  As the average global temperature continues to rise, we are already witnessing sea level rise, extreme weather, and catastrophic biodiversity loss. Beyond the environmental impact, in decades to come, climate change will […]

New insight into a deadly disease

In 2018, about 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB), a deadly lung disease caused by a bacterial infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a fourth of the world’s population — some 2 billion people, mostly in developing countries — are infected with the bacteria that causes TB, making it one of the world’s […]

An eye toward better air quality in India

Poor air quality is a chronic and persistent problem in India. Recently, air quality in New Delhi reached levels so dangerous that schools closed, flights were canceled and a public health emergency was declared.  But thanks to a partnership between the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and Indian Institute of […]

Africa Initiative Panel WEBLOGO Design

Africa Speak: A Series

Join The Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for a conversation on their current work in Africa. This event series fosters learning and offers opportunities for collaboration. 4:30 – 6:00 PMBrown Lounge | Brown Hall, Room 112 For more information and to RSVP, please click button below. Africa Speak Spring 2020 Lineup February […]

Events | Africa Initiative

Africa Speak! Innovative Approaches to Address Nutritional Challenges in Sub-Saharan AfricaSeptember 10 │ 4:30-5:30 PM│ Brown Lounge, Brown Hall, Room 2018Join us for a conversation with WashU faculty on their current work in Africa. This event will foster learning and offer opportunities for collaboration. Guest Speakers: Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Public […]

Impact | Africa Initiative

See the impact WashU is making in Africa. STORIES | ARTICLES | NOTABLES Washington University deepens ties with Mekelle University in Africa Kurt Dirks, vice chancellor for international affairs at Washington University, and Kindeya Gebrehiwot, president of Mekelle University, have signed a memorandum of understanding that agrees to explore how to foster additional collaborations and […]

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