All Ages

PRFDHR Seminar: What is Home? Stories of Belonging from the New Syrian Diaspora, Professor Wendy Pearlman

What is home? While of universal significance, this question gains special meaning in contexts of forced migration, as the violent dislodging of persons from their established moorings brings to the fore dynamics of home-making that are obscured in more settled circumstances. Syria is a particularly illustrative case due to the staggering speed and scope of the displacement of millions of people, as well as the unparalleled variety of experiences that they are having in nearly every country across the globe.

PRFDHR Seminar: Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments in El Salvador, Professor María Micaela Sviatschi

How do gangs compete for extortion? Using detailed data on individual extortion payments to gangs and sales from a leading wholesale distributor of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals in El Salvador, Professor Sviatschi and her co-authors document evidence on the determinants of extortion payments and the effects of extortion on firms and consumers. They exploit a 2016 non-aggression pact between gangs to examine how collusion affects extortion in areas where gangs previously competed.

PRFDHR Seminar: Promoting maternal mental health and early childhood development in communities exposed to violence and forced displacement in Colombia, Professor Andrés Moya

By the end of 2020, 1 out of every 6 children was living in a region affected by violence and armed conflict. Repeated and traumatic exposure violence at an early age can severely affect children’s mental health and can therefore hinder healthy development and derail their life trajectories. In this paper Professor Moya and his co-authors report the results from a cluster-based randomized trial of Semillas de Apego, a community-based psychosocial model for mothers of young children affected by violence and forced displacement.

Health Care of Afghan Refugees Part 3: Emergency Care and Women’s Health

Please join the YSM Office of Global Health for the third webinar in the series - Health Care of Afghan Refugees: Emergency Care and Women’s Health.
Learning Objectives:
● Recognize drivers of acute care utilization in the resettled population
● Understand Emergency Department-specific care consideration
● Identify key women’s health needs for the resettled Afghan population
● Highlight resources to better serve the women in the resettled Afghan population in our community

Health Care of Afghan Refugees: Supporting Adult and Child Mental Health.

Please join the YSM Office of Global Health for the second webinar in the series - Health Care of Afghan Refugees: Supporting Adult and Child Mental Health.
Learning Objectives:
● Describe the spectrum of refugee mental health needs
● Describe mental health considerations specific to the adult Afghan population
● Identify risk factors and symptoms of mental and behavioral health problems for refugee children
● Name key components of preventive emotional health initiatives for refugee children and families

PRFDHR Seminar: Activism from Exile: How Activists Abroad Influence Politics Back Home, Professor Elizabeth Nugent

How do activists in exile mobilize citizens back home, and how do regimes respond when they do? In an on-going book project titled Exiles: How Activist Abroad Influence Politics Back Home, Professor Elizabeth Nugent investigates politics in exile, whether and how activists persist in activism once they are forcibly dislocated from their homeland, by drawing on insights from research on the biographical effects of activism, psycho-behavioral effects of trauma and emotion, and forced migration.

PRFDHR Seminar: When does Migration Law Discriminate against Women?, Dr. Catherine Briddick

It is possible to identify gendered disadvantage at almost every point in a migrant woman’s journey, physical and legal, from country of origin to country of destination, from admission to naturalization. Rules which explicitly distribute migration opportunities differently on the grounds of sex/gender, such as prohibitions on certain women’s emigration, may produce such disadvantage. Women may also, however, be disadvantaged by facially gender-neutral rules.

PRFDHR Seminar: Global Mobile Inventors, Dr. Dany Bahar

Dr. Bahar will present a comprehensive study on the dynamics of knowledge production and diffusion linked to global mobile inventors (GMIs). Together with his co-authors, Dr Bahar finds that GMIs are essential team members of the first few patents in technology classes new to the country of residence as compared to patents filed at later stages. They interpret these results as tangible evidence of GMIs facilitating the technology-specific diffusion of knowledge across nations.

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