Eight Great Speakers Round Out Autumn 2017 Speaker Series

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The fall Voices from the Field series, co-sponsored by the Global Water Institute, the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health Initiative, brought together eight speakers in multiple disciplines to give their perspectives on the Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa. Over 150 people attended the series throughout the semester, with additional attendees participating remotely through live streaming of sessions.

Autumn Semester 2017 Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Lineup

Sept. 6
Maria Belu (Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine)
Veterinary Data Collection in Ethiopia
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Sept. 13
Amanda Robinson (Department of Political Science)
“From Focus Groups to Field Experiments: A Decade of Data Collection in Malawi”


Sept. 27
Rebecca Garabed (Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine)
“Stuck Between Two Extremes: Trying to Find Solutions That Work in the Field and in the Lab
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Oct. 4
Fungisai Musoni (African and African-American Studies)
Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature”
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 Oct. 18
Audrey Sawyer (School of Earth Sciences) and Zaina Hussein (University of Dodoma)
“Between a rock and a hard place: Surveys of groundwater resources in rural Tanzania”
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Oct. 25
Ann O’Connell (College of Education and Human Ecology)
“Strengthening Research Methodology and Data Analysis Capacity in Higher-Education in Ethiopia: Challenges and Opportunities”
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Nov. 29
Marcel Yotebieng (College of Public Health)
Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV: Using Data in Real Time to Help Close the Gap in DR Congo
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The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dec. 6
Balako Gumi Donde (Bule Hora University, Ethiopia)
One Health Concepts from Traditional Healers and Professional Perspectives: Implication for Practical Intervention in Pastoral Communities
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Stay tuned for another great lineup this spring as we feature faculty from the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Developmental Economics, the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, John Glenn College of Affairs, and other groups both from Ohio State and collaborating universities. The series will continue next semester with the same theme, and all sessions will still be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 starting in January 2018. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the sessions, which will mostly be held in Enarson Classroom Building (check back for session locations).