What can be done to relieve the suffering, cope with mass death and restore economic life after major natural disasters? This Global Health Studies short-course (Thursday November 9 through Saturday November 11) will present the insights of local and visiting experts who will explore the limits of humanitarian aid in recent disasters such as the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the 2010 floods in Pakistan, the Haitian earthquake and cholera epidemic of 2010, and the Japanese tsunami and nuclear meltdown of 2011. In panels, films, breakouts sessions and simulations, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the principal forms of external aid while reflecting on the powerful and widespread desire of outsiders "to save the world." Evaluation and grades will be based on participation and on a short essay due after ten days on November 22. The lead instructor is Professor Greenough.
Registration for credit is full. However students and community members can register for the workshop, meals and refreshments by going to http://international.uiowa.edu/files/international.uiowa.edu/files/file_uploads/conference_registration_form.pdf Note that there is a $25 fee for meals and beverages.
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Topics in Global Health
Subtitle: Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Aid
Begins: Nov 08, 2012
Ends: Nov 10, 2012
5:00P - 8:30P 11/08/2012 Thu N120 CPHB
12:00P - 5:00P 11/09/2012 Fri N120 CPHB
9:00A - 5:00P 11/10/2012 Sat N120 CPHB
Time and location: ARR
Instructors: Paul Greenough (Primary Instructor)
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