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2016 Atlas Week at St Louis University

Our Chair Prof Mukesh Kapila will be serving as distinguished guest lecturer during the 2016 Atlas week at St Louis University, Missouri. The theme of this year’s Atlas week, from 2 to 8 April, is “Reaching Across Borders: Embracing Our Global Community”, and prof Kapila will be participating in three events.

The first one will be a lecture titled “Don’t Stand By: Lessons from Darfur for Today”, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 April, in Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg Hall, Room 409. Following his talk, Prof Kapila will autograph copies of his memoir, Against A Tide of Evil, in which he recounts how he exposed the genocide in Darfur amidst the indifference of the global community, which tried to silence him.

On Thursday 7 April Prof Kapila will join a panel discussion on “Syria, Sudan, and St. Louis: The Global Refugee Crisis and the Law,” at SLU’s School of Law, starting at 1:30 p.m. Other panellists will be Kilian Kleinschmidt, expert in refugee relief and humanitarian emergencies, Prof. Jeff Redding, and Prof. Sue McGraugh.

The last event of the series will be a special guest lecture on “Can Health Be a Bridge for Peace?” at the School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. The lecture will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Friday 8 April, in the Learning Resources Center, Pitlyk Auditorium A-C. This is part of the new lecture series, Medicine and Social Justice, sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine and the Albert Gnaegi Center for Healthcare Ethics.