Humanitarian Assistance

Past Events:

Humanitarian Assistance at the Crossroads: Brown University's Role in Improving Humanitarian Effectiveness

Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Experts from Brown University and other institutions explored the ways in which academia can partner with civil society and government agencies to improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the 21st century.

Program Overview

Opening Remarks: Christina Paxson, PhD
President, Brown University

Keynote: Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University
FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Lecture: Selim Suner, MD, MS
Director, Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT)
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Lecture: Adam Levine, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Closing Remarks: Edward Wing, MD
Dean of Biology and Medicine, Brown University

Melani Cammett, PhD, MALD, MA
Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University
Dupee Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies
Faculty Associate, Population Studies and Training Center

Jennifer Chan, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Director of Global Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University
Associate Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health
Director of Disaster Response, MGH Center for Global Health
Director of Education, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative 

Yong Suk Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics, Williams College

Albert J. Shimkus, Jr.
Associate Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College

Susan Cu-Uvin, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine
Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice