EVENT ROundup

Cocktails & New Perspectives

Johns Hopkins University faculty and staff attended a special event at the George Peabody Library on October 26th, 2017. Attendees included approximately 175 colleagues representing all JHU divisions and key AHW partners working on global health, sustainable development, environment, gender and social justice.

The event was the first in a series by the new Alliance for a Healthier World, designed to enhance multidisciplinary research cooperation between JHU divisions.

Using a balance of networking, facilitated small-table discussions  and creative performances, the attendees made new contacts and gained perspectives from other disciplines.

Event Highlights

FACILITATED DISCUSSIONS. A key feature of the event format - the Health Equity Café - used an innovative World Café method designed to bring diverse people together and spark meaningful conversations. It helped faculty get to know people who they wouldn’t ordinarily work with. Learn more about our Health Equity Cafe activity for this event.

MUSIC CONNECTION TO HEALTH EQUITY. The event featured remarks, as well as interactive performances responding to the evening’s conversations, by Peabody Conservatory faculty, staff, and students.

For further details about the event aims, please see the original event promotional materials.

EVENT Resources & Visual Assets

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    Image Gallery

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    This event gallery draws from images created by Will Kirk of Homewood Photo. Captions provided soon.

    Media Coverage

    This event was featured in the following sources:

    MEDIA ARTICLES

    • Johns Hopkins University HUB article - Diverse perspectives, common goals: Experts from across Johns Hopkins come together to discuss global health challenges by Katie Pearce
    • Link to event summary posted by the Alliance team on its Latest News & Updates section.

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Event Insights

    Visual chart representing key insights from small table discussions held between colleagues from diverse disciplines. The Alliance recognizes the creative services of Brian Tarrallo of Lizard Brain Solutions LLC.  Please share with credit to the Alliance for a Healthier World.

    Visual chart representing key insights from small table discussions held between colleagues from diverse disciplines. The Alliance recognizes the creative services of Brian Tarrallo of Lizard Brain Solutions LLC.  Please share with credit to the Alliance for a Healthier World.

    Word cloud generated from answers to a question posed to event attendees during the registration process.  They were asked to share their interpretation of health equity or social justice according personal experiences and from the perspective of their professional disciplines.  Graphic created by Sheridan Jones (AHW) using word cloud software at www.wordle.net. 

    Word cloud generated from answers to a question posed to event attendees during the registration process.  They were asked to share their interpretation of health equity or social justice according personal experiences and from the perspective of their professional disciplines.  Graphic created by Sheridan Jones (AHW) using word cloud software at www.wordle.net. 

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    "This is how intellectual innovation can happen . The hope is marrying these different perspectives can lead to better research, better science."

    Denis Wirtz, JHU's vice provost for research

    Acknowledgements

    The success of this event would not have been possible without the cooperative efforts of the following individuals and organizations:

    • Ledah Finck + Louna Dekker-Vargas of The Witches
    • Dean Bronstein, Judah Adashi, Sarah Hoover, Mary Beth Walker of The Peabody Institute
    • Paul Espinosa, of The George Peabody Library, The Sheridan Libraries
    • David Atkinson + team at The Classic Catering People
    • Brian Tarrallo of Lizard Brain Solutions LLC
    • Dave Alexander + Katie Pearce of the HUB, JHU Communications team
    • Will Kirk of Homewood Photography
    • Jason Gray, Kevin Knauss, Joseph O'Hagan + Kenneth Herron of JHSPH Multimedia team
    • Sam Bessens + team at the Peabody Private Events Office
    • The Johns Hopkins Office of the Provost and university leadership, including Provost Kumar and President Daniels
    • Alliance for a Healthier World team of faculty, staff and Global Health Equity Scholars.

    Next Steps

    There are several ways to become involved with the Alliance for a Healthier World or share information with colleagues.