Human rights in the post-Bush era
Tomorrow, at Brown:
2009 Physicians for Human Rights National Student Conference
Health & Human Rights in 2009: Global Problems, Local Solutions
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is proud to host the only health professional and human rights-focused conference in the country. Students, health professionals and human rights activists will meet to discuss the critical health and human rights issues of today. More and more people are being denied the basic right to health because of societal problems that stem from a blatant disregard for human rights. Now is the time for the leaders and future leaders of the health profession to take a stand against these human rights violations.
WHEN: Registration begins at 8:00 am, Saturday, January 31, 2009
WHERE: Andrews Hall, 211 Bowen St., Providence, RI
WHO: Speakers include Stephen Lewis, Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
Donna Barry, NP, MSN, MPH, Director of Advocacy & Policy, Partners In Health
Julio Frenk, MD, MPH, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, former Minister of Health, Mexico
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, FACOG, Professor of Medical Science, former Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Brown University
A Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
After Guantánamo: Seeking Accountability for Detainee Abuse
Students will engage in a town hall meeting with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) discussing ways to seek accountability for the use of torture in U.S. interrogation policies during the Bush administration. Sen. Whitehouse has worked extensively on the Senate Intelligence Committee to end the abuse of detainees in U.S. custody. Challenging the Bush administration’s use of torture has long been a core component of PHR’s work.