Providing Care in Humanitarian Crises: Ethical and Policy Issues

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST
Founders Hall, #120

Providing Care in Humanitarian Crises: Ethical and Policy Issues


On November 14, from 12:00-1:15pm on George Mason University's Arlington campus, Philosophy Professor Lisa Eckenwiler and the Global Health Fellows will be hosting a panel on providing health care in humanitarian crises. The panel will examine ethical issues facing health workers and policy makers in the field of humanitarian health ethics.


Panelists include:

  • Matthew Hunt, Director of Research and Associate Professor in the McGill University School of Physical and Occupational Theory, and Associate Member of Biomedical Ethics Unity; 
  • Leonard J. Rubenstein, Professor and Director, Program in Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins University; 
  • Lisa Eckenwiler, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Health Administration and Policy, and Faculty Director of the Global Health Fellows Program at George Mason University.

Together they will discuss their research, specifically concerning the concept of vulnerability in humanitarian policy and practice, the protection of health workers in Syria, and palliative care in humanitarian settingsThe panelists will also engage with students in a discussion of how they came to work in their respective disciplines, and the different tools they use and venues they work in as part of their professional practice.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Global Affairs, and University Life. The event is free and open to the public.

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