Friday, November 10, 2006

Online seminar on Katrina, Darfur, and other humanitarian crises

The Harvard School of Public Health is offering an online seminar called Lessons from Katrina, Darfur and Beyond: Humanitarian Crises in the 21st Century:
HSPH coat of armsWhether it is Hurricane Katrina or conflict in the Sudan's Darfur region, aid workers are called upon to provide massive humanitarian aid amid unimaginable chaos. As co-directors of Harvard's Humanitarian Initiative, Dr. Jennifer Leaning, professor of the practice of international health at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Michael Van Rooyen, chief of International Health and Humanitarian Programs Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, have worked throughout the world in conflict and crisis, and are developing programs and research which will enable aid workers to learn from past humanitarian crises and be more effective when the next disaster strikes. They also are gathering data crucial to helping affected populations rebuild their lives. Join us for a live interactive Web-based seminar as they describe lessons learned and outline solutions for the future of humanitarian relief.
The seminar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 16 at 1 p.m. EST. Advance registration is required.


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