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2019 Human Rights Conference


Welcome to Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls: Research and Rehabilitation, a conference hosted by the Global Health Initiative of the Department of Anesthesiology, and co-sponsored by Weill Cornell Medicine's Center for Human Rights.

Accelerating violent global conflict is resulting in a rapidly increasing number of refugees fleeing war, violence, and persecution. In the context of the ongoing migrant humanitarian crisis, young women and girls have emerged as a particularly vulnerable group, being at an intrinsically higher risk of suffering violence, physical and sexual abuse, and extortion by smugglers.

This full-day conference aims to bring the issue of violence against refugee women and girls to the forefront of academic and advocacy efforts. It will provide an intimate opportunity for experts in global health, refugee research, and human trafficking to join together in problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to network with leaders in these fields. 

What

2019 Human Rights Conference | Violence Against Refugee Women and Girls: Research and Rehabilitation

Where

Weill Cornell Medicine
Belfer Research Building
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY

When

Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00am - 3:15pm

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Who We Are

The Global Health Initiative of the Department of Anesthesiology addresses health problems that surpass national boundaries through service, training and research. As physicians, we believe it is critical to assess the scale of physical and sexual trauma against young women and girls in refugee and migrant situations, and generate potential solutions. Our group offers distinctive clinical and research experience in anthropology, global health, human trafficking and refugee work to help address these problems. 

Agenda

8:35am          REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00am          WELCOME: Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

                                             Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA

9:30am          KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH 

10:05am        BREAK/NETWORKING

10:15am        PANEL: Creating and Cultivating an Academic Human Rights Program

11:05am        ADDRESS: Alavy Sos

11:15am        ADDRESS: Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN

11:40am        PANEL: Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Immigration Law

12:30pm        LUNCH

1:25pm          KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Nancy Shute

2:00pm          BREAK/NETWORKING

2:10pm          WORKSHOP: Make A Zine To Tell The Story of The Refugee Crisis

3:15pm          CLOSING REMARKS

* Please note agenda is subject to change.

Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH

Senior Fellow
François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights   
Harvard University 

Professor
Harvard School of Public Health 

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Nancy Shute

Editor in Chief, Science News
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Speakers.

Kim Baranowski, PhD 

Associate Director of the
Mount Sinai Human Rights Program

Lecturer
Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology 
Teachers College, Columbia University

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Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University 

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Malaka Gharib

Deputy Editor, Goats and Soda
National Public Radio's global health and development blog

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Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN

Professor and Independence Foundation Chair
Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA

Co-Medical Director
Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

Director
Anesthesiology Global Health Initiative
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Sarah Moore, MD

Director of Primary Care 
Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture 

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
NYU Langone Health

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Karen Musalo, JD

Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Founding Director
Center for Gender & Refugee Studies
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Joseph K. Shin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Co-Medical Director
Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights

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Elizabeth Singer, MD, MPH 

Director
Mount Sinai Human Rights Program

Assistant Professor
Departments of Medical Education and Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine

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Alavy Sos

Director
Human Research Protections & Compliance

Institutional Administrator
ESCRO

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Stephen Yale-Loehr, JD

Professor of Immigration Law Practice
Cornell Law School

Attorney
Miller Mayer LLP

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Registration Form

General Registration

General registration is now open. 
There are 75 seats available for physicians, attorneys, researchers, activists, journalists, and other professionals.

APPLY NOW 

 

Student Application

Student applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest. 
There are 25 seats available for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students. We are seeking student leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences with a demonstrated interest in refugee and migrant research, global health, and/or human rights. 

NOTE: due to the competitive nature of these applications, acceptance to the conference is not guaranteed. Students who are accepted to attend will be notified by September 1 via email. We strongly encourage individuals to hold off making travel arrangements until they have received confirmation of their acceptance.

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Registration Fees

Global Health Conference fee table

 

Directions

The conference will take place in the Belfer Research Building on the Weill Cornell Medicine campus, 
located at 413 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.

CLICK FOR A MAP AND DIRECTIONS.

DIRECTIONS BY CAR
Driving from the FDR SOUTH: exit at E61st Street and make a right onto York Ave. Turn left onto E 69th St.
Driving from the FDR NORTH: exit at E71st Street and make a left onto York Ave. Turn right onto E 69th St.
Garage parking is available. 

DIRECTIONS BY SUBWAY 
Take the 6 train to the 68th Street/Lexington station. Walk three blocks east to 1st Avenue, or take the M66 bus eastbound to 1st Avenue. Walk one block north to 69th Street and turn right (east) to the Belfer building. 

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Take the Q train to 72nd Street/2nd Avenue. Use the south exit. Walk one block east to 1st Avenue; turn right on 1st Ave. Walk south to 69th Street. Turn left to the Belfer building. 

 

This conference is made possible by the Office of the Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell University's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. 

Contact

Alessandra Weidman, MPH
Program Coordinator, Global Health Initiative
alw4002@med.cornell.edu

Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Human Rights
Director, Global Health Initiative of the Department of Anesthesiology

Contact

Alessandra Weidman, MPH
Program Coordinator, Global Health Initiative
alw4002@med.cornell.edu

Gunisha Kaur, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology;
Medical Director, Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Human Rights;
Director, Global Health Initiative/Dept of Anesthesiology