Populations in Danger: Harvard's Work on Humanitarian Crises and Human Rights
HCSF Thought Leadership Series
Financial District in San Francisco
$22.50 for HCSF members (plus one guest at member price) or $50 per ticket for non-members
Location: Financial District in San Francisco (location will be sent to registered participants).
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Price: $22.50 for HCSF and HSPH members (plus one guest at member price) or $50 per ticket for non-members
Limited seating, so please purchase tickets now
Hear Michael VanRooyen and Jennifer Leaning of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative discuss Harvard's leadership in lead in understanding and improving conditions for people trapped in worldwide cycles of crisis and deprivation.
Poverty, oppression, wars, and disasters constitute major threats to the welfare and wellbeing of millions of people throughout the world. The mechanisms for this combined assault on vulnerable populations are complex and changing rapidly. In the face of the mounting need, assessment and response capacities are proving increasingly inadequate--as the wars in Congo and Darfur, the 2010 disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, and the intractable tragedy of maternal and child mortality demonstrate all too clearly.
Harvard University is well underway in building the scholarly apparatus for analyzing and addressing these complex assaults on the human community. Along with other efforts at Harvard, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights are creating the knowledge base for anticipatory response and effective intervention. Michael VanRooyen and Jennifer Leaning will describe how these two centers of engagement are preparing the next generation of practitioners and academics to take the lead in understanding and improving conditions for people trapped in worldwide cycles of crisis and deprivation.