In partnership with the HSPH Forum, PRI's The World and WGBH, the Academy presents...
WATCH LIVE WEBCAST The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria ON THIS WEBSITE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 12:30-1:30PM ET.
The ongoing conflict in Syria has resulted in a large-scale humanitarian crisis with important public health policy implications. An estimated two million Syrians have escaped to neighboring countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. Millions more people remain displaced within Syria’s borders. International inspectors have now entered Syria and have been tasked with the challenge of safely dismantling and destroying chemical weapons. This Forum event, presented in collaboration with PRI’s The World and WGBH, will examine the practicalities and decision-making driving the humanitarian response to this unfolding world event.
Part of a larger Harvard series on Syria’s humanitarian crisis. #HarvardonSyria.
Moderator: Aaron Schacter, Assignment Editor, PRI's The World
Paul Spiegel, Deputy Director of the Division of Programme Support and Management at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Co-Founder of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Michael VanRooyen, Director of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative / Humanitarian Academy at Harvard
Recep Akdag, Former Minister of Health, Turkey, and Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
Jeanne Guillemin, Senior Advisor, MIT Security Studies Program, and Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons