From 23-24 May, 2016, as part of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an exhibition that takes a critical historical approach to looking at humanitarian photography. This exhibit is part of the ODI-HPG ‘Global history of modern humanitarian action’ project.
Looking at photographs of humanitarian crises, we often get a sense of déjà vu.
This familiarity stems from the repeated use of stereotypical depictions of people-in-crisis over the course of 150 years of humanitarian imagery.
This photo exhibit features a range of ‘icons’, or visual tropes, such as ‘The mother and child’ and ‘The boat people’.
Featuring both historical and contemporary photographs, this exhibit invites critical reflection on how people in emergency settings — from refugees to aid workers to famine victims — are typically portrayed. It also explores the purposes, aims and power dynamics underpinning humanitarian images.
This exhibit is one in a series organised by the World Humanitarian Summit, on the theme of ‘reflections’. It forms part of our ‘Global history of modern humanitarian action’ project and was curated by Valérie Gorin (University of Geneva) and Sonya de Laat (Western University/McMaster University).
Photo credit: Joe Wenkoff/joewenkoff.com
This documentary has been directed by Debora Diniz, a bioethicist. It illustrates the various challenges that the Zika virus presents to women in Brazil. The documentary is available in Portuguese with English subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tqt0jaoG0
Este documental ha sido dirigido por la bioeticista Debora Diniz e ilustra los muchos desafíos que presenta el virus del Zika presenta a las mujeres en Brasil. El documental está disponible en portugués son subtítulos en inglés: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9tqt0jaoG0. Una versión en español se hará disponible pronto.
Programa Regional de Bioética Regional Program on Bioethics
Gestión del Conocimiento, Bioética e Investigación Knowledge Management, Bioethics and Research
Organización Panamericana de la Salud Pan American Health Organization
Shared by Dr. Carla Saenz, PAHO.
Health Care Professionals as Advocates:
Lessons from the Trenches
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
100 Main St. W. (corner of Main & Bay)
Reception @ 6:00 p.m. (outside lecture room)
A flyer with additional info. is available here:
Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at CHEPA’s New Frontiers in Health Policy Research Conference, being held on Monday April 25 at McMaster University’s CIBC Hall.
Liu, shown in photo, is a Canadian pediatrician born in Quebec City and a graduate of McGill University School of Medicine. She was appointed MSF’s international president in 2013.
In addition to prominent keynote and panel speakers, an exciting central part of CHEPA’s annual multidisciplinary conference for graduate students will be hearing an array of selected graduate students from area universities presenting their own innovative health policy research for discussion and critique in a supportive environment.
Examples of relevant research areas include:
The audience for this annual event is geared to graduate students and post-doctoral students from a variety of health disciplines and programs including political science, economics, sociology, health research methodology, health professions and health management, as well as policy makers.
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“What should concern us is not only the disease itself but the people who are ill. Health is negatively related to poverty and ecological degradation. Social, economic, and political conditions make people vulnerable….an ethical framework is needed that values common interests more than private or national ones.”
Henk ten Have, Director and Professor at Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts’ Center for Healthcare Ethics, has published a new book: Global Bioethics: An Introduction.
He also authored a short blog post about its topic: ethical questions emerging from recent infectious disease outbreaks around the world.