Opening of the Colloquium Series “Global Aging”
On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Prof. Brigit Obrist and Dr. Piet van Eeuwijk spoke about “Global Aging in Indonesia and Tanzania”. Their talk opened the colloquium series on “Global Aging”, which is organized by the Institute for European Global Studies during the spring semester 2014.
Prof. Brigit Obrist is Professor of Anthropology at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel. She is a leading expert in medical anthropology. Since 1998, she also holds a position as senior scientist at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (associated with the University of Basel) and leads an interdisciplinary Medical Anthropology Research Group (MARG) with PhD and post-doc projects in Germany, Switzerland, East and West Africa working in the fields of malaria, urban health, aging and health, as well as media and health.
Dr. Piet van Eeuwijk is a social anthropologist and historian and holds a postgraduate degree in developing countries and development policy studies. His current scientific specialization is in the field of medical anthropology, anthropology of aging, urban anthropology, applied anthropology and political ecology. He is engaged as senior lecturer and senior researcher at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and other institutions.
During the spring semester 2014, the Institute for European Global Studies organizes the colloquium series on the topic of “Global Aging”. During those interdisciplinary research colloquia, scholars of the Institute and other institutions present their research to the scientific community. The colloquia take place on a Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the seminar room of the institute.
If you are interested in participating in the events of the colloquium series, please register by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full program of the colloquium series is available for download: