Speaker: Rebecca Warne Peters “Health and Development Without Borders”

Rebecca Warne Peters, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse University, will use a case study from postwar Angola. This research examines how international health and development institutions “think” and operate, revealing how some of their managerial practices inadvertently reproduce the same inequities of race and nation that they mean to combat through their programming. Examining international interventions as workplaces and health and development professionals as a global workforce, Peters argues that in-country staff are rendered an inferior class—the implementariat—and remain unsupported in the intense social, relational, and interpretive labor with which they are disproportionately tasked. International health and development institutions must remediate these internal inequalities of work and status if they are to successfully address global social inequity more broadly. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. For more information: ulises.mejias@oswego.edu.

Monday, February 11 at 12:40pm to 1:40am

Mahar Hall, Room 309
43.453019, -76.545651

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Public

Cost

Free and open to the public

Group
Institute for Global Engagement
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