Teaching International plans upcoming events

The Teaching International program at Penn State Greater Allegheny will present "Against All Odds: Surviving Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," on Monday, Feb. 3. The featured speaker will be Lee Ann De Reus. 

De Reus is an associate professor of human development and family studies, and women studies at Penn State Altoona and the co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA.  As a scholar-activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors and inform her advocacy work in the United States.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Teaching International will present "Women and Global Health: Intimate Partner Violence and HIV" with Jessica G. Burke, associate professor of behavioral and community health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Both events will be held in the Ostermayer room in the Student Community Center from noon to 1 p.m.

The Teaching International program at Penn State Greater Allegheny has been in place since 2004. Its goal is to educate students about world trends by studying different regions and issues of global importance. This year's focus is on Canada and global health.

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Last Updated January 28, 2014