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Changing Policy: Health Care for Conflict-Affected Communities in Syria and the DRC
April 1, 4:00-5:30 PM
Harvard Kennedy School, fifth floor, Taubman Building, Nye A

Join us for a panel discussion by clinical, policy, research, and NGO experts on the health and policy implications of a rights-based approach to health care provision among conflict-affected populations, with a focus on communities in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Syrian civilians in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Scott; Director, Global and Community Health Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Kathleen Hamill; Fellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Patrick Vinck; Director, Program on Vulnerable Populations, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Design for Urban Disaster Conference
May 5-7, 2014
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Urban disasters are on the increase, with rapid urbanization causing more people to live in places vulnerable to hazards such as flood, earthquake and tsunami. This conference invites humanitarian aid practitioners, those in government and designers from spatial/physical disciplines to explore ways to improve actions before and after disaster. The conference addresses three key themes: response, resilience, and transformation.

For more information and to register, please click here.