Title: From Chicago to Beirut: Lessons in Social Justice Teaching, Learning, and Doing through Health and Human Rights

Lead Presenter: Maria Hawilo


  1. Elise Meyer

Session Abstract: Our presentation will focus on designing and implementing a collaborative health and human rights project among different academic disciplines and with local, community-based organizations. Through a discussion of one of our projects, based in Beirut, Lebanon, we will share ideas about strategies to create collaboration among different academic disciplines; we will address the role and ability of graduate students to address and assess needs of local communities in distant lands through a mix of qualitative and academic research; and, finally, we will focus on the challenges of implementing a collaborative, multidisciplinary program that merges the capacity of an academic institution with the needs of a local community.

Session Material:

  1. From Chicago to Beirut_GAJE Presentation

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