Monday, November 23 - Can Public Health Sciences Education Influence Global Conflict Transformation?

Individual Lecture

Start:  Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 01:00pm

 End:  Mon, Nov 23 2015 - 02:40pm

The International Studies Institute proudly presents

Can Public Health Sciences Education Influence Global Conflict Transformation?

A lecture by Jamal Martin, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Peace and Justice Studies
Faculty-Africana Studies
Family Community Medicine and Senior Fellow, RWJ Center for Health Policy.
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Monday, November 23
1:00—2:40 pm • Mitchell Hall 220

Between 1964 and 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., described the enormous challenges facing humanity. He warned of the “fierce urgency of now” and cautioned this may be the ‘last chance to choose between chaos and community.’ He also cited, ‘inequality, injustice in health care’ as ‘shocking and inhuman.’

This presentation builds upon those statements by urging us to resist injustice and transform conflicts by experimentation with ‘health-as-a bridge to peace’ as a form of nonviolent direct action in global conflicts. It also calls for eradication of racism, poverty, militarism and excessive materialism.

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