PSTC hosts Leadership Alliance students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The PSTC welcomes two Leadership Alliance participants to the Center this summer. They are among the 28 participating in the program at Brown this year. In addition to working on their own projects, Desiree Lloyd and Nicolas Lopez are being mentored by PSTC faculty and assisting them with their research. They also participate in weekly seminars and GRE prep on campus and are preparing to give poster presentations at Brown in August and oral presentations at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium at the end of July. Read more.

(Distributed July 20, 2016)

PSTC accepting postdoc applications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development.  In this research, Brown’s PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Read more.

(Distributed July 14, 2016)

Chinese migration

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Effective localization is a key issue in the process of urban-rural migration and urbanization, says PSTC Visiting Scholar Yuan Ren in "Poor integration of migrants leads to development trap." Ren, a Fulbright Scholar visiting from Fudan University in Shanghai, studies migration in China and says, "Social integration is vital to the welfare of migrants and creating a sense of harmony in metropolitan areas."
(Distributed July 12, 2016)

Global disease and the common good

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – In a piece for the Stanford University Press blog, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Katherine Mason addresses the responses of the global health community to disease outbreaks. In "Zika and the common good," she asks who the "common" really are and what motivates global health professionals in their intervention efforts.
(Distributed July 12, 2016)
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