An Evening Conversation with Jenny Dyer
Hope, Healing, & Peacemaking:
The Role of the Faith Community in Advancing Global Health
Join us for an Evening Conversation with Jenny Dyer on Monday, October 16th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC for what promises to be a fascinating discussion on "Hope, Healing, & Peacemaking: The Role of the Faith Community in Advancing Global Health," where we will explore the connections between faith-based notions of providing care for the sick and needy, and international development efforts to promote flourishing, health, and access to care. Responding to Dyer, will be Americares Senior Vice President of Global Programs Dr. E. Anne Peterson.
Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD is the Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a Nashville-based global health organization committed to improving the quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. She directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, and currently teaches Global Health Politics and Policy as a Lecturer in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She also teaches Religion and Global Health as a Lecturer at Vanderbilt School of Divinity.
Dyer formerly served as the National Faith Outreach Director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign. Dyer has written several academic articles and opinion pieces on the intersection of religion and health. She is a contributor of Why Save Africa: Answers from Around the World and a co-compiler of The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope and The aWAKE Project: Uniting Against the African AIDS Crisis. Dyer holds a B.A. in Religion from Samford University, a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt University.
Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, is the Senior Vice President of Global Programs at Americares and oversees the organization’s health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster, including its work with the uninsured in the United States, its emergency response team and its global distribution of medicine and supplies. Peterson previously held positions with the US Agency for International Development’s Global Health Bureau, the Ponce School of Medicine & Health Services in Puerto Rico and The George Washington University. Peterson also worked as a consultant for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa on community development, public health training and AIDS-prevention programs. She has served on a number of international boards of directors, including the Global Fund (GFATM), GAVI, Stop TB and the Child Survival Partnership. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn. She completed her master’s degree in public health and preventive medicine residency at Emory University in Atlanta.
This event is part of our series on "Faith and International Development" exploring the connections between faith and the challenging issues of development, made possible by the New Venture Fund with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Trinity Forum Society Members: $15