Gender and Human Security in Transitional States and Societies
This course uses gender as a key analytical tool to examine states and societies transitioning from armed conflict or other large-scale social and political upheaval. It explores key gender dimensions of such transitions and their implications for states, societies, and citizens, including those that have moved toward more democratic forms of governance and those that transitioned (or appear to be transitioning) into more authoritarian or fundamentalist regimes.
This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will become familiar with food sources; recommended intake levels; biochemical role; mode of absorption, transport, excretion; deficiency/toxicity symptoms, and potential major public health problems for each macro- and micronutrient.
Nutrition in Emergencies Policies, Practice and Decision-Making
Required for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) Program. This course will examine the central role and importance od nutrition security and food security in complex emergencies. The implications of addressing nutritional needs of affected populations for assessment, program design and implementation, and policy development will be examined. The course aims to provide an understanding of nutrition outcomes in emergencies (malnutrition, morbidity and mortality); causes of malnutrition and mortality in emergencies; approaches to mitigate
Please join us on Monday, June 11th from 12-1:30 PM, for a viewing of HBO's documentary series The Weight of the Nation. We will view in M&V's Conference Room 2 this Monday, which features our own, Dr. Christina Economos.
7 Billion Strong: Approaches to Feeding a Hungry World
Future of Food and Nutrition, A Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference
Plan to attend the 6th Annual Student Research Conference, open to all graduate students. The conference attracts 200 students from diverse academic disciplines, each with a connection to issues related to the health and nutrition of individuals, communities worldwide.
Hear oral presentations and poster sessions -- and meet future colleagues from universities across the region and country.