Climate change, violence and health summer school

Saturday, August 19, 2017 to Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 - 18:00
IPPNW, Körtestr, Berlin, 10967, DE

Dear fellow students, young professionals and friends,

the Institute for Social medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics (Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin) and IPPNW Germany invites you to a one-week full-time course focusing on Global Health Challenges.

This year's Summer School (August 19th-26th) explores the relationships between climate change, society and health in light of rising levels of global warming and a changing international political landscape. During the week we will learn about the basics of climate science, the ways in which climate change is having and will have significant effects on human health. We will shed light on the history and the perspectives of international climate politics, climate justice, human security and learn about the "slow violence of climate change" (Rob Nixon). Most importantly we will address and discuss possible solutions, mitigation and adaptation strategies to global warming on different levels, and we will get to know concepts and pathways of decarbonisation and degrowth. We look at examples of "best practices" in the health sector and will engage how we as citizens and members of the health community can have a positive impact.
Participants will gain a thorough understanding of issues related to climate change and health through interactive lectures, workshops, a simulation game as well as skills training.
A one-day Alumni meeting and network conference will be held on August 19th. Based on this years topic of climate change, we will be guided through the day by the theme of crisis, migration and climate change, as a thematically nexus to previous Summer Schools.
The Alumni Network Conference is meant to be a platform for exchange between participants of previous Summer Schools and the new participants.

Where? Berlin, Germany
When? August 19th -August 26th 2017
Who should apply?  Anyone interested in Global Health Challenges
Summer School and Alumni Conference
Students: 200 Euro (incl. 80 Euros for meals)
Professionals (with regular income): 380 Euros (incl. 80 Euros for meals)
Alumni Conference
Students: 12 Euro
Professionals: 20 Euro
We welcome applications until May 21st !

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We are looking forward to receiving your application and to welcoming you in Berlin this summer!

Franziska Pilz / Anne Jurema
General Coordinators Global Health Summer

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