Center events

  • Join us for the Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation happening throughout the week of October 31!

    • This annual week-long event brings together voices from around the world—from academia, iNGOs, business, and social enterprise—to deepen the conversation around the sustainable development goals, specifically the WASH-focused SDG 6, and social innovation. Through highly interactive sessions, webinars, and networking events, we will explore how social innovation can fill the gaps in working towards equitable and safely managed sanitation, water, and health for all. The event harnesses lessons learned from the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator—a unique partnership between Duke University and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that identifies and strengthens social enterprises tackling the greatest WASH challenges facing children around the world. The week will provide opportunities for students to engage with innovators and help them solve real world problems, hear and learn from UNICEF field experts, and discuss the intersection of the SDGs and innovation. We will also host a pitch event where entrepreneurs from Cohort 3 (working in East Asia and the Pacific) will present their solutions alongside members of Cohort 2 (working in Africa). Join us to meet the inspiring social entrepreneurs working to change the world.
    • Registration for each event can be found here.
      • SE Journeys Panel- A series of questions addressing journey and growth online on Monday, October 31st from 9:00-10:00am EDT. Register here. 
      • Women-Led: A conversation about women-led entrepreneurship around the world online on Tuesday, November 1st at 8:00-9:00pm EDT. Register here.
        • Note: this panel will also be held in person on November 1st at 8pm in Sanford 04 with donuts and hot chocolate provided!
      • Fireside Chat- Fireside chat on scale and growth journey; facilitated conversation online on Wednesday, November 2nd at 9:30-10:30am EDT. Register here. 
      • SI Around the World- Moderated panel about how innovation translates to real-world change online on Thursday, November 3d at 6:00-7:00pm EDT. Register here. 
        • Note: this panel will also be held in-person on November 3rd at 6pm in Sanford 04 with Enzo’s Pizza provided.

Community events


Center events

  • Student Poster Showcase
    • Monday, October 17th 12-1:30pm EST 
    • Trent Siemans Building
  • Watch the recording of our March 18, 2022 Alumni Panel with Saumya Sao and Jacob Stocks.
  • Watch the recording of our March 10, 2021 Panel on Contraceptive Product Development with Kate Rademacher and Rebecca Callahan of FHI 360
  • Watch the recording of our SRH Symposium on March 19, 2021 
  • Recording of our SRH Advocacy Panel on April 16, 2021 coming soon.


  • Virtually join the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health at Colombia University for their Seminar on The Post-Roe Landscape: Implications at the Intersection of Health, Rights and Justice.
    • Monday, September 12, 2022 11:30 am -12:50 pm EST
    • Register for the Zoom Option here
    • About the event: Professor Terry McGovern will moderate a seminar with Professors Stephanie Grilo, Kelli Hall, and Goleen Samari, about the immediate effects of the decision and the implications of the abortion bans at the intersection of health, rights, and justice. They will share the latest findings from their work on contraceptive access, sexual and reproductive health care, maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, family socioeconomic wellbeing, abortion criminalization, and immigrant health.
  • Register for the 2022 NC Global Health Annual Conference at McKimmon Center, NC State University.
    • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    • Register here
    • Note: there is a registration cost with early bird pricing ending September 16th