Announcing: 2017 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Department of Global Health Events

2017 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture – “Global Austerity Policies, Inequality and Health: What Can We Do”

DATE Friday, June 2, 2017

TIME 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. PDT


EVENT SPONSORS Department of Global Health, School of Public Health

DESCRIPTION Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the 2017 Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed lecturer. Her topic is “Global Austerity Policies, Inequality and Health: What Can We Do.”

Pramila Jayapal

U.S Congresswoman


The Stephen Stewart Gloyd Endowed Lecture was established in 1982 to recognize Dr. Park Willis Gloyd. The lectureship was renamed by the family to recognize Park’s son, Stephen Gloyd, who is a Professor in Global Health and Health Services at the UW School of Public Health.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District, and is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. She previously worked for PATH. In the private sector and as executive director for the nonprofit Hate Free Zone.

2017 Gloyd Lecture Jayapal 5-22-17.pdf

History of Capitalism Summer Course

Course Syllabus – HSTAA 490 (5)

What is capitalism? It defines our world, yet until recently it has not be the focus of historical study.

This seminar course offers a broad overview of American capitalism from colonial times up to the present.

It introduces students to the transformation of America from a rural colonial outpost of the British Empire to the largest industrially developed economic power in the world, and the more recent turn toward neoliberal policies in the late 20th century.

The course will consider the political, social, cultural, legal, moral, and environmental dimensions of American life – with a particular focus on the varieties of American capitalism, how the picture looks different through the analysis of race, class and gender.

This is a history "from the bottom, all the way to the top." All together it hopes to provide a picture of the historical characteristics and dynamics of American capitalism.

Assignments and grading are as follows: One take home final, one in class midterm, and three "micro essays" on readings from class.