Peace and the Right to Health Panel Discussion
Monday, November 6, 2023
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Join us for a panel discussion as we bring together experts with work and research experience in global health to explore the connection between the right to health and peace.
In this panel discussion, the panelists will reflect on their work and research experiences, addressing questions about justice, violence, and health.
- Dr. A. Kayum Ahmed is a South African activist-scholar who teaches health and human rights advocacy at Columbia University’s School of Public Health and serves as Special Advisor on the Right to Health at Human Rights Watch. In addition, he is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, and serves as faculty co-lead on racial equity at New York City’s Pandemic Response Institute.
- Dr. Joe Amon is the Director of the Office of Global Health and Clinical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Prevention at the Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health. His research, funded by the Open Society Foundations, UNDP, UNAIDS and the Global Fund, among others, has focused on the impact of discrimination on access to prevention and treatment; and the role of civil society in the response to violence in communities and targeting health care workers.
- Kati Hinman is a PhD student at Drexel and works as a research assistant for the Jonathan Mann Global Health and Human Rights Initiative. She is passionate about responding to violence as a public health issue, and psychosocial support for survivors of violence and conflict. She has worked in grassroots settings in the U.S., Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia.
- Ahmed Murwan is a Master's Candidate in International Development at the University of Manchester, and a Grant Development Manager at the American Refugee Committee in Sudan, Ahmed focuses on implementing humanitarian projects aimed at improving healthcare accessibility of internally displaced communities and refugees through the execution of emergency Health, Nutrition, and Protection services within IDP and Refugee camps across Sudan.