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Accountability in the Time of Cholera - A Talk by Greger Calhan

When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah McGinley   17980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic


Since 2010, Haiti has been the site of the modern world’s most serious outbreak of cholera – a deadly waterborne disease never before present in the country. The cholera epidemic has killed thousands and sickened hundreds of thousands of Haitians. Overwhelming scientific evidence points to the origin of this epidemic: grossly unsanitary conditions in the camps of the United Nations’ peace keeping mission in Haiti. This talk discusses attempts by lawyers and activists to hold the United Nations accountable.

Greger Calhan is a clinical teaching fellow at Northwestern School of Law. Before coming to Northwestern, Mr. Calhan was a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Program, and served as a law clerk to Judge Martha C. Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. As a fellow with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, Mr. Calhan worked on forced evictions, gender-based violence, and cholera accountability strategies. He is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

Sponsors are International Studies and Legal Studies.

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