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Exhibit Ties Public Health With Public Diplomacy

Catherine Cloutier |
April 5, 2010 | 10:29 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Public Diplomacy student Paul S. Rockower illustrates the connection between public diplomacy and public health in the photography exhibit "A Focus on Global Health."

Capturing Rockower's travels from Los Angeles to Panama, the exhibit features images of environmental degradation, famine, water scarcity, chronic and infectious disease epidemics, and socio-economic development.

"Public health practitioners and institutions must engage in facets of public diplomacy in order to deal with pressing global health issues," Rockower said. "Through advocacy and listening, cultural exchange and cultural diplomacy, both the public diplomat and public health practitioner affect global change."

Hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, the exhibit will open on April 5 at 5:15 p.m. at the Tyler Prize Pavillion. Speakers include Neal Baer, the director of the Institute for Photographic Empowerment, and Sandra de Castro Buffington, the director of Hollywood, Health and Society.

The exhibit will run from April 5 to 16.  For more information, go to globalhealth.usc.edu.



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