Panel Discussion: Violence & Humanitarian Health Responders in Complex Crises

Panel Discussion: Violence & Humanitarian Health Responders in Complex Crises

Date May 3 @ 1:00 pm - May 3 @ 2:30 pm

Unintentional and deliberate violence directed at humanitarian actors is real and becoming all too common. The intersection that is evident between non-governmental humanitarian responders and militaries in complex crises, as well as the currency and pertinence of the topic, make this is a valuable conversation to bring to the USU community. This event is designed as a follow-up to the December 2016 Global Health Security Forum held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) under the title: In the Crosshairs: The Surge of Violence against the Health Sector(link is external). The expert panel will include senior DoD and NGO representatives, presenting their perspectives and engaging the audience in dialogue. 

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017, 1400-1530

Location: Uniformed Services University, Building B, Main Cafeteria

Attendees: USU Faculty, Staff, & Students; Select Invitees.


1400 -1405     Welcome and Introduction (CAPT Paul Reed, Doctrine & Strategic Partnership Division Director, CGHE)

1405 - 1410    Opening Remarks (Dr. Richard W. Thomas, President, USU)

1410 - 1415    Topic Overview (RADM (ret) Thomas Cullison, Senior Advisor, CGHE)

1415 - 1420    Trailer of the CSIS-produced documentary, "The New Barbarism"

1420 - 1500    Panel Discussion (Justin Kenny, Film Producer, Small Footprint Films, "The New Barbarism" Producer / Mark Swayne, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Stability & Health Affairs, Jason Mills, Government Liaison, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF))

1500 - 1525    Moderated Questions & Answers (CAPT Paul Reed, CGHE)

1525 - 1530    Closing Remarks (CAPT Glendon Diehl, Director, CGHE)


May 3 @ 1:00 pm
May 3 @ 2:30 pm


Building B, Main Cafeteria
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