Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | 4:30 PM
Location: E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center | 12th Floor | Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus | 113 West 60th Street | New York, NY 10023
This event, organized by Fordham University and Javeriana School of Government and Public Ethics, will feature national and international academics and officials of the Colombian government. Speakers will include Adriana LaRotta, Senior Director of Media Relations at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Brendan Cahill, Executive Director of the IIHA, and Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Ph.D., Director of Fordham’s Latin American and Latino Studies Institute. Please Note: This event will be conducted in Spanish.
Attention Fordham University Students! Over the next few months, Fordham University will be organizing a series of UN DPI NGO Briefings at the United Nations. Attending students will be met at the United Nations by Fordham’s NGO youth representatives and escorted to the briefings. All briefings will run from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
You must be a current Fordham undergraduate student in order to register!
October 27th: “One-on-One Conversation with Cristina Gallach, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information” Please RSVP here.
November 3rd: “Special Session: Meet the DPI/NGO youth representatives Steering Committee + Youth led Briefing: 1+4=16 Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace” Please RSVP here.
November 10th: “NGO Partners and Resources: Educational Institutions at the Forefront” Please RSVP here.
November 17th: “Sustainable Cities and Communities” (SDG#11) Please RSVP here.
December 1st: “World AIDS Day” (Organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day) Please RSVP here.
December 8th: “Communications Workshop: Effective Campaigning for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals” (Organized in partnership with the NGO/DPI Executive Committee) Please RSVP here.
December 15th: “Income Inequality: Looking at the World’s Wealth Distribution” (SDG#8) Please RSVP here.
Vincent Kenny and Fausto Aarya De Santis, both graduates of IDHA 44 who also joined the team as IDHA tutors, recently reunited in Dublin, Ireland!
In a recent article for The Huffington Post
Board Member Lord David Owen
emphasizes that Turkey has the potential to be a “crucial balancing factor in Syria by taking urgent humanitarian action with their troops and air power in relieving the siege of Aleppo,” as long as the world helps. Lord Owen also authored an article for the Guardian, “Peace in Syria is possible. Here’s how it can be achieved,” in which he echoes his claim that the “humanitarian imperative is for the region to act and the world to help.”
Meanwhile, the ongoing conflict in Syria continues to force people out of their homes and across borders into cities and refugee camps. In an editorial for the BMJ
, IIHA Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow, Alexander van Tulleken, M.D.,
(IDHA 16) turns the focus to the current refugee crisis and explores how the crisis presents a paradox to healthcare providers: “Our efforts will always exacerbate the problem of ‘the camp’: the better the services are in a camp, the more people it attracts, reducing the pressure on other states to accept refugees for longer term resettlement.” He suggests healthcare workers find the balance between meeting immediate medical needs, while resisting becoming the mechanism by which the mass containment of people is justified.
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Each month the IIHA supports RIF to host Saturday gatherings for asylum seekers to learn and share information about living in New York. Experts and former asylum seekers will address topics such as education, job preparation, resume building, green-industry opportunities and social services. Learn more!
The research conducted in advance and throughout the development of the CSEB / Bamboo House Prototype seeks to develop improvements to earthen architecture practices with a focus on shelter disaster risk reduction in areas that are subject to an array of water related concerns. The work aims to investigate the efficiency of earthen solutions exploring the opportunity to use earth appropriately within low-income housing and offering construction improvements. The intention is not to provide new alternatives but offer low-cost improvements based on successful existing practices that can be adopted by individuals and families with limited assets. Learn more about the CSEB / Bamboo Prototype and view the Report!
Autumn is ripe with opportunities and news for the humanitarian innovation world! This October, IIHA Innovation and High Tech Humanitarians (HTH) attended the European Maker Faire event in Rome, where makers, innovators and social changers from all over the Old Continent met to show their best projects. It was an excellent opportunity to meet with current and future partners, and explore the potential for more collaboration with sectors such as fabrication, eHealth, and Biomedical tech. While we can’t announce all the projects planned for 2017 just yet, we can start mentioning our support to the start up phase of Prosper
, a broad initiative aimed at centralizing refugee crisis initiatives. Stay tuned to learn more!
Join Fordham’s Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), and the UNICEF, No Lost Generation, and Arabic Clubs for a screening of Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis with Alexander van Tulleken, M.D.! View the flyer to learn more!
Interested in reading more about Dr. van Tulleken’s experience in creating the documentary? Read his blog post!
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