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Recognizing War and Militarism as Threats to Global Population Health

When: Friday, March 1, 2024
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Parkes Hall, Room 214, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Lauren Carr  

Group: Global Health Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Recent events have reminded us that the violence of war causes significant damage to affected populations, through both the direct violence of bombs and guns as well as the indirect violence of deprivation, neglect, and oppression. In this talk, Dr. Yara Asi will discuss the health outcomes of war in the war environment and for those displaced by war, using the Gaza Strip as a case study of the many ways political violence harms population health.​

Dr. Yara Asi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida in the School of Global Health Management and Informatics. Her research agenda focuses on global health, human rights, and development in fragile populations. She is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Arab Center Washington DC, a 2020-2021 Fulbright US Scholar to the West Bank, and the Fall 2021 US Fellow at Al Shabaka Policy Network.

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