All Ages

PRFDHR Seminar: Prevalence, Predictors and Treatment of Mental Health Problems in Syrian Refugee Children, Professor Michael Pluess

Millions of children across the world are affected by war and displacement. As well as having experienced traumatic war-related events, many refugee children end up living in adverse conditions with little access to basic resources. It is well established that children exposed to war and displacement are at increased risk for the development of mental health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems.

PRFDHR Seminar: Understanding the Causal Impact of Climate on Human Conflict, Professor Marshall Burke

Scholars, writers, and policymakers from Shakespeare to Obama have noted linkages between the physical environment and human behavior toward one another. Professor Burke synthesizes a growing cottage industry of research that seeks to quantitatively measure how changes in climate can affect various types of human conflict. He re-analyzes dozens of individual studies using a common empirical framework and uses Bayesian techniques to study whether – and why – effect sizes differ across settings.

PRFDHR Seminar: The Return of Pachamama, Professor James A. Robinson

Professor Robinson studies the political and economic consequences of the violation of the “moral economy” of rural Bolivia, based on coca, caused by the escalation of coca eradication in the 1990s. He shows that this policy is associated with the rise of the Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) political party - their vote share is significantly higher both in coca suitable places and in the presence of traditional socio-political institutions notably the Aymara Ayllu. He then studies the consequences of controlling the state after 2005.

A World Refugee Day Event: Poetry Slam & Storytelling

In honor of World Refugee Day, IRIS & Sanctuary Kitchen are partnering to celebrate our vibrant refugee & immigrant community from around the world.
Enjoy performances by students from IRIS & chefs of Sanctuary Kitchen as they share stories & poems on the theme of “Emerging.”
This event would not be complete without international food! Purchase a Sanctuary Kitchen snack box of Cheese & Spinach Fatayer, Hummus & crudite. Order now for pick up at the event!

Good Society Forum: Human Rights Protection in Africa

The new normal way of living as a result of COVID-19 has huge repercussions on the human rights (economic, social and cultural rights) of most vulnerable groups. Human rights as defined by the UN means ‘’rights that are fundamental to all human beings regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, nationality, language, religion or any other status. These rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more such as clean environment have become important to uphold.

Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: A COVID-19 Update

This 6th annual refugee health educational event will provide updates for health care providers and community members regarding ongoing clinical and non-clinical domestic advocacy efforts to support the health of refugee families during the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will take place virtually as part of Yale Medicine’s Global Health Day Activities on March 18, 2021.

PRFDHR Seminar: The Causes and Consequences of Ethnic Violence in Myanmar, Dr. Paula López Peña

The Rohingya crisis is one of the world’s worst ongoing human-rights atrocities, but its causes are contested and its consequences are poorly understood. Dr. López Peña and her co-authors marshal a variety of existing and original data to shed light on its drivers, characteristics, and human cost. First, in contrast with the government’s preferred narrative, they show that violence against civilians in Myanmar clearly responds to economic motives: it increases during times when international rice prices are high, in places suitable for rice cultivation.

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