Visit by author Judith Lasker
When "Hoping to Help" Hurts
Presentation by Dr. Judith Lasker, author and NEH Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University
When “Hoping to Help” Hurts: What students, faculty, and staff need to know to avoid the pitfalls of global health volunteerism
February 14, 10:30am-11:45am
Campus Center, CE 450 A
As universities around the world tout the growing number of students seeking international experiences, they are also faced by the difficult challenges of ensuring that students have valuable learning experiences and do not put themselves or their hosts at risk. Especially in the arena of health service programs, which have been increasing dramatically, there are serious concerns about the possibility of harm to host communities. Volunteers are “hoping to help,” but there is little evidence to prove that they are helping.
Seating is limited! Free and open to the public.
Book Discussion with Dr. Judith Lasker, Author of “Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering”
February 14, 8:00-9:30am
Campus Center, CE 309
These events are sponsored by: Ethics of Global Health Volunteerism Working Group, Office of International Affairs, Center for Service & Learning, Office of Medical Service Learning - IU School of Medicine, IU School of Nursing, and Companion Community Development Alternatives