Through financial literacy, empowerment for women

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/AIDS, with Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda accounting for 48% of new infections. Women in sex work are at increased risk, and poverty is the most common reason for sex work. Nearly 1,000 women engaged in sex work in Uganda are being provided with savings […]

Research in the service of social policy

Socio-economic, educational and health-related inequities and inequalities adversely affect the wellbeing of people and communities in St. Louis, across the US, and worldwide. Washington University in St. Louis has established a new Social Policy Institute with the mission of bringing together research findings from schools and disciplines across the university to address these pressing and […]

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Africa Speak: A Series

Join Washington University’s Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for the fall kick-off of Africa Speak with Wash U Faculty on their research engagements in Africa. September’s panel will focus on Innovative Approaches to Address Nutritional Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa. September 10 Guest Speakers: Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health, Brown School […]

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Seminar in China advances research, global partnership

Recently in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, more than 150 social work faculty, graduate students and practitioners participated in a first-of-its-kind intensive summer seminar at Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU). The seminar focused on advanced research methods for practitioners and researchers working abroad. Students from six different universities in the UK and the US took part in the advanced […]

Benjamin Akande, director of the Africa initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the Initiative's progress at its inaugural meeting April 23.

Engaging with Africa

April 23, Washington University in St. Louis hosted the inaugural meeting of the university’s Africa initiative. The Africa initiative was founded in 2018 to enhance the university’s impact on the continent through research, teaching and entrepreneurship. Benjamin Akande, assistant vice chancellor for international affairs-Africa, reported at the meeting that there are 128 faculty members engaged […]

Obesity, climate change, hunger: A ‘Global Syndemic’

The international Lancet Commission on Obesityreleased its major new reportJan. 27. The main takeaway? Obesity, climate change and hunger are inextricably linked and must be fought as one challenge. Ross Hammond, the Betty Bofinger Brown Associate Professor, and Peter Hovmand, director of the Social System Design Laband professor of practice, both of the Brown School at Washington University in […]

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S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series

Innovation and Social Welfare in Israel Isaac Herzog Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency The S.T. Lee Endowed Lecture Series is sponsored by the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the Social Policy Institute, and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis Monday, May 13, 5:00 PM Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall Danforth Campus | […]

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Conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives

The conference on Innovation and Evaluation for Anti-Poverty Initiatives will take place at National Taiwan University on April 11-12, 2019 in Taipei. Following years of pilot testing and research, Taiwan has started a national policy of child development accounts, which is a major focus of the meeting. Three Washington University faculty are headline speakers at the conference: […]

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