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.