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The Politics of Search and Rescue Operations: A View from the Mediterranean

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Feb 15
The Politics of Search and Rescue Operations: A View from the Mediterranean

Event Info

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1219

Event Contact

Lara Nettlefield
212-854-1092
A talk with Professor Craig Spencer, Medicine and Population and Family Health at Columbia Medical Center Craig Spencer MD MPH is the Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He divides his time between providing clinical care in New York and working internationally in public health. He has worked as a field epidemiologist on numerous projects examining access to medical care and human rights, including measuring mortality and maternal health in Burundi, access to legal documentation in Indonesia, child separation in emergencies in D.R. Congo and South Sudan, and coordinating Doctors Without Borders national epidemiological response in Guinea during the Ebola outbreak. Most recently he lead a medical team onboard a Doctors Without Borders search and rescue boat in the Mediterranean. Co-sponsors: Institute for the Study of Human Rights European Institute The Harriman Institute SIPA Forced Migrations Working group Mailman School of Public Health Program on Forced Migration