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A Symposium on Refugee Health


2016 Physicians for Human Rights Symposium:  A Symposium on Refugee Health.

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The Geisel School of Medicine chapter of Physicians for Human Rights, the Nathan Smith Society and the Dartmouth Coalition for Global Health present "A Place for the Displaced: finding home and health for refugees", a symposium on refugee health. The event aims is to generate a discussion on the current crisis abroad and unpack the legal, logistical, and health-related implications of mass migration. 

The symposium will be held Friday evening, January 29th in Silsby 028 (6:00-9:00 PM), and Saturday, January 30th in Kemeny 008 and adjacent rooms (8:30 AM-4:30 PM). Light refreshments will be provided Friday night. Breakfast and lunch will be served Saturday.

The symposium will begin with photojournalist James Nachtwey, followed by a screening of "Salam Neighbor." The following day, talks and discussions featuring multiple speakers will examine health efforts in refugee camps (with a video conversation from the Syrian border), health for refugees in the U.S., sociological aspects of trauma and the legacies of war on survivors, and the process of becoming a refugee or asylum seeker in the U.S. There will be opportunity for hands-on learning as we tackle a case study and work towards creating an environment that is both welcoming and empowering to refugees. 

RSVP requested.

Sponsored by the President's & Provost Offices, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology and Government, Dr. Joseph Rosen, the DHMC Global Health Initiative, the Geisel Center for Health Equity and the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

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