International Ed. Week: Global Hot Spots Introduces Karen Solheim on Refugees and NGOs

The popular Global Hot Spots Lecture Series will continue on Friday, November 19, 2010, with the talk “Humanitarian Organizations and Refugees:  Working Together Toward Sustainable Community Health” by Karen Solheim.

This free and public lecture will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Pyle Center, located at 702 Langdon Street in Madison. To attend the event, registration is requested by Friday, November 12, 2010. Register now!

Karen Solheim, RN, Ph.D..

Karen Solheim RN, PhD is a clinical professor at the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Dr. Solheim teaches community health nursing and is a member of the UW Center for Global Health steering committee.

Dr. Solheim has been involved in a variety of global health service, consultant, and research/scholarship activities in Asia and Africa. Her research is focused on capacity building with refugees employed by nongovernmental organization in camp settings.

About Global Hot Spots Lecture Series
This monthly series focuses on worldwide importance and local interest topics. Join Madison-area learners and UW faculty to go beyond the headlines and take an in-depth look at the events that are shaping our society. Along with an exciting slate of scheduled lectures, expect unique insights you can only get from renowned UW faculty. These thought-provoking lectures focus on everything from politics to faith, to nuclear weapons, the environment, and NGOs.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit the Web site.

For the latest updates, specific topic information, and more, visit E-mail Kevin Check  at or call him directly at (608) 262-9599 with questions.

The 2010-2011 Global Hot Spots Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, the Wisconsin Alumni Association, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute or UW OLLI, and Participatory Learning and Teaching Organization or PLATO, which is a program of OLLI.