You have applied for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship role at the United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health UNU-IIGH and you’ve been asked to answer the following questions based on your submitted CV/Resume: Also see attached the Post-Doctoral Fellowship posting
Use the attached resume/cv to answer the following questions:
QUESTIONAIRE
1. Why do you want to join the UNU-IIGH as a post-doctoral fellow?

2. What qualities do you think is needed in this role and how do you fit in?

3. In your experience and education; how have you addressed issues of marginalization from access to health and health care (age and ageing, gender, forced migration, indigeneity, geography, universal health coverage, global health governance, reproductive health, and human rights)?

4. As a post-doctoral fellow you will be expected to address issues of marginalization from access to health and health care (age and ageing, gender, forced migration, indigeneity, geography, universal health coverage, global health governance, reproductive health, and human rights), how do you intend to go about it?

5. What international and national policies in the field of public health do you know off that has supported your research in the past and can possibly help in addressing the issues in #4 & #5?

6. How can you contribute to the ongoing research projects in the Institute? What ongoing research projects are you aware off and how can you contribute?

7. How can you contribute to UNU-IIGH’s objectives? which are stated below:

a. to undertake and strengthen research in global health, with a particular focus on approaches to health in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

b. to build and enhance capacity for solutions to key global health issues, especially in developing countries; and

c. to promote networking among global health institutions between countries

8. What do you understand by UNU-IIGH’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “no one is left behind”? How can you contribute as a post-doctoral fellow?

9. Review any public health article that is authored or co-authored by Professor Pascale Allotey and Dr. Obijiofor Aginam; what were you able to learn from the articles and what the names of the articles you reviewed?

10. What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses?

11. Why should we select you above every other candidate?

 

 

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.