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After War: Humanitarian and Medical Challenges

April 18, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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What shape does healthcare take in the aftermath of conflict?

In the aftermath of conflict, the role of humanitarian organizations and medical professionals becomes paramount in rebuilding and healing war-ravaged communities. A panel of experts will examine the strategies and adaptive approaches necessary for effective humanitarian coordination and medical operations after war, including the practical aspects of post-conflict fieldwork and the complexities of rebuilding societies that have been torn apart. 

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University and Columbia Global Center Amman, in partnership with the American University of Beirut | Global Engagement Initiative. It is the second in the After War: Learning from Past Conflicts series.

Moderated by Monette Zard, the Allan Rosenfield Associate Professor of Forced Migration and Health and the director of the Forced Migration and Health Program in the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health. 


Zahi Abdul Sater, Senior Adviser for Partnerships and Innovation at the Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut

Eveline Hitti, Chairperson and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Department of Emergency Medicine, American University of Beirut

James Orbinskic, Director, Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, Professor, School of Global Health, York University; Professor (Adjunct), Clinical Public Health, University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Saman Zia-Zarifi, Executive Director of Physicians for Human Rights