We have some exciting news: Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus, a Brazilian diplomat and scholar with substantial high-level experience in Haiti, will be in Boston next week. IJDH and some of our collaborators are taking advantage of Professor Seitenfus’ visit to organize events on Monday evening (4/8) and Tuesday noon. Both events will include panel discussions with renowned experts.
Guilty but Not Responsible?: The UN, Haiti & Cholera
Monday, April 8th from 7:00pm-9:00pm
65 Forsyth Street Boston |Northeastern University Dockser Hall | Room 240
Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his latest book, The United Nations, and Cholera in Haiti: Guilty but Not Responsible? Professor Seitenfus advised the Haitian government on its cholera response, and led the Organization of American States mission to Haiti in 2010-2011. He will be joined by Patrick Sylvain, a Haitian-American poet, social and literary critic, lecturer in African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, and faculty member at Brown University in Africana Studies and Dr. Louise Ivers, the Executive Director of the MGH Center for Global Health and Professor at Harvard Medical School, who led the medical response to cholera in Haiti for Partners in Health in 2010. The panel will be moderated by Charlot Lucien, a Haitian poet, visual artist, lecturer and community leader.
Tuesday, April 9th from 12:00pm-12:50pm
1585 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge | Harvard University| Wasserstein Hall | Room 2009
Dr. Ricardo Seitenfus will discuss his book, followed by a discussion with panelists, Elizabeth Campa, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante and IJDH’s Brian Concannon. Liana Rosenkrantz Woskie, Assistant Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute’s Strategic Initiative on Quality will moderate.
All are welcome to participate and learn more about the political, cultural, medical, and legal questions that have emerged in the years since the initial outbreak of cholera in 2010. Your questions will be most welcome!
Hope to see you there!