The Next Generation of Humanitarianism and Refugee Studies: Challenges & Opportunities

Thursday, April 13 • Greenberg Conference Center, Yale University

8:30 am Registration (Light breakfast & coffee available)

9:00 am Introductory Remarks
Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director, the MacMillan Center

9:15 am Opening Address
Catherine Panter-Brick, Professor of Anthropology, Health, and Global Affairs, Yale University

9:30 am session 1
Legal and Health Challenges Facing Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the United States

Dr. Aniyizhai Annamalai, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Yale University; Director, Adult Refugee Clinic; Director, Wellness Center, Connecticut Mental Health Center 

Dr. Katherine C. McKenzie, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University; Director, Yale Center for Asylum Medicine 

Dr. Maya Prabhu, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University 

Chair: Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Public Health, Yale University

10:30 am Coffee Break

10:45 am Keynote Address
Jodi Nelson, Senior Vice President of Policy and Practice, International Rescue Committee (IRC)

11:30am session 2
A Shattered Humanitarian System: Unprecedented Crisis, Unprecedented Challenges

Clare Lockhart, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University; Director and Co-Founder, Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE)
Jodi Nelson, Senior Vice President of Policy and Practice, IRC
Stephen Poellot, Legal Director and Co-Founder, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

Chair: Catherine Panter-Brick, Yale University

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm session 3
The Challenge of Rebuilding Health Systems in Conflict Affected Situations

Dr. Hani Mowafi, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale University 

Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Global Health, Yale University 

Kristina Talbert-Slagle, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Yale University; Director Global Health Studies, Yale College 

Chair: Dr. Unni Karunakara, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University; Former International President, Doctors without Borders

2:30pm Coffee Break

2:45 pm session 4
America’s Arab Refugees: Poverty, Vulnerability, and the Health Costs of Conflict

Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University

3:15pm Coffee Break

3:30pm session 5
New Horizons of Humanitarianism in Action

Lixing Liang, Davenport ’18: (Place and Displacement) 

Maria Melchor, Morse ’18: (Yale Refugee Project) 

Christina Zhang, Saybrook ’17: (Ideation) 

CHAIR: Michael Skonieczny, Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy); Executive Director, Global Health Leadership Institute; Director of Practice, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, Yale University

4:30 pm Wrap-up, Reception, and Poster Presentations