Building Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis is presented jointly by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Middle East Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Please join us for a talk by Arturo Carrillo, Director of the Cyber-Violence Project at George Washington Law School, who will address a range of issues relating to digital incivility with en emphasis on cyber-violence. What are the most common negative behaviors online? How are these perceived and experienced by users? What is cyber-violence? Who does it target? What steps can be taken to prevent such behaviors? How should they be addressed once they’ve occurred? What challenges does the legal system face when dealing with cyber-violence related offenses?
Mark L. Wolf was appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1985, served as its Chief Judge from 2006 through 2012, and is now a Senior Judge. He has previously served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States and Chair of the Committee of District Judges on the Judicial Conference, and on the Judicial Conference Committees on Criminal Law, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Codes of Conduct.
Please join us for a screening of “Private Revolutions: Young, Female, Egyptian”, a documentary that chronicles over two years the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution.
Robert Wilkinson is a negotiation specialist, who helps organizations deal with negotiation, leadership and management challenges. He is on the faculty at both the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Please join us for a talk by Prof. Dr. iur. Helen Keller, currently a judge of the European Court of Human Rights, who will reflect on the challenges and achievements of serving on the world’s most advanced – and overworked – international human rights court. Judge Keller is also a professor of law at the University of Zurich, a leading scholar of human rights law, and a former member of the UN Human Rights Committee.
Lunch will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Program.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, FXB 710 651 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115 USA
Elizabeth Donger is a research associate at Harvard FXB. She has experience in nonprofit programming, investigative research and legal advocacy with refugee and internally displaced communities in Jordan, Colombia, the U.S., and the U.K. Her work at FXB focuses on issues of distress migration and child protection. She is the Ecuador project lead for the urban refugee youth study, a collaboration with the UNHCR that assesses the strength of the protection system, and its effects on youth health and well-being.
Nye A, Taubman 520, Taubman Building, 79 JFK St, Cambridge MA 02138
"When and where will violent conflict break out?" The answer to this question is critically important to people who might fall victim to violence, to policy makers who are charged with preventing and resolving deadly disputes, and to academics who strive to understand human behavior. The social science literature on reducing political violence mostly concerns answering the question, "Which countries are likely to experience violence?" Recent research has refined geographic predictions to identify local level danger zones. However, little progress has been made toward the temporally… Read more about Violence and cell phone communication patterns: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire
A year into Myanmar’s democratic transition, please join us for a talk by Matthew Bugher, an HLS alumnus with investigative experience into international crimes in Myanmar. Matt will discuss his experience with accountability efforts in the country, including a major investigation into war crimes and crimes against humanity. He will also discuss the possibilities and challenges facing effort to establish an international commission of inquiry for decades of violations as well as those that have occurred during the past year.