PubliCalendar: Global Health's Epic Measures

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 13, 2015

For Monday

Pioneering Ideas in Global Health

In Epic Measures, journalist Jeremy Smith thoroughly chronicled UW Dr. Christopher Murray's relentless quest to measure health in every country. On Monday at Town Hall the two of them will come together and discuss where we're headed next in global health.

Discussion topics include Murray's Global Burden of Disease (a study that reports on the world's health problems, how people live, and how they die), as well as Smith's research process.

Pioneering Ideas in Global Health, Mon, Apr 13, 6:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Tuesday

Climate Change in Coastal Vietnam

Most of us know how climate change is impacting the United States—the recent panic over the California water drought scare is causing us to turn to sources like the Pacific Ocean. But what about those who already rely on the world's oceans?

UW Oceanography student Robin Banner has done extensive research in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, focusing on the relationship between rivers and the ocean as water sources. At Tuesday's panel, she'll discuss climate change and how it's impacting the social livelihoods of coastal communities, as well as how we can respond.

Oceanography buffs (and lovers of cute critters) should stick around! The event is a part of a double feature with Joseph Gaydos, who's discussing orcas, sea otters, and other creatures starting at 7pm. 

Robin Banner: Climate Change in Coastal Vietnam, Tues, Apr 14, 6pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for April 21

An Evening with 'Red'

Kate Mulgrew is currently best known for her role as the sharp-tongued Red in Orange is the New Black, which is returning for a long-anticipated third season in June. She's in Seattle with her memior Born With Teeth, which is already being hyped by NPR and the Los Angeles Times.
Expect Mulgrew to share personal stories about her rise to fame and the adversities she's faced along the way. For those of you who are dying to get your hands on the book, tickets to Tuesday's event will include a copy. 

An Evening with Kate Mulgrew, Tues, Apr 21, 7pm, Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $36

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