Up to the minute: "Crisis in Haiti: The economic, heath, and stabilization ramifications," Feb. 3
Audience:Open to the Public
The Woodrow Wilson School will host a panel discussion titled "Crisis in Haiti: The economic, heath, and stabilization ramifications" on Wednesday, February 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. This discussion is part of the School’s "Up to the Minute" series which focuses on world events as they occur. A public reception will follow the talk in Shultz dining room.
Panelists will include Audrey Dorélien, Woodrow Wilson School Ph.D. candidate and native of Haiti; Laura Kahn M.D., a research scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School’s Program on Science and Global Security; Christina Paxson, the Hughes Rogers Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School; and Robert Perito, a Senior Program Officer at the Centers of Innovation and Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).
Audrey Dorélien is pursuing a Ph.D. in Demography and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. She is also affiliated with the Office of Population Research. Influenced by her childhood in Haiti, her broad research interests are in population, health, and environment (PHE) interactions. Her current research focus is on urbanization, health, and climate change.
Laura Kahn M.D, M.P.P. ’02, M.P.H, led a two-year study assessing the public health infrastructures of New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania under a Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant from 2003 to 2005. From 2003 to 2009, she organized the Carnegie Corporation sponsored biodefense seminar series at Princeton University. In September 2005, she organized a conference at Princeton University on zoonotic diseases and the need to integrate human and animal public health infrastructure to enable effective responses to bioterrorism and pandemics. She was co-director and lecturer for the course, “Zoonoses: An Emerging Public Health Issue”, for graduate and medical students at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City during the spring of 2006. Before joining the Princeton University staff, she was managing physician for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, and a medical officer for the Food and Drug Administration. She is currently a monthly columnist for the online Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and has authored the book "Who’s in Charge: Leadership during Epidemics" (Praeger Security International, 2009).
In 2000 Paxson founded the Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), an interdisciplinary health research center at the Woodrow Wilson School. During her time as director of CHW, the center started undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in health and health policy, and took on the leadership of the University’s Health Grand Challenges program. Paxson is a Senior Editor of The Future of Children; a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where she is a member of the programs on Aging, Health, and Children; and a Research Associate of Princeton’s Office of Population Research. Her research is on health, economic development and public policy, with a current focus on economic status and health outcomes over the life course in both developed and developing countries. She has been the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded studies, including "Economic Status, Public Policy, and Child Neglect", "Parental Resources and Child Wellbeing" and "College Education and Health", and was the founding director of an NIA Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging at Princeton.
Robert Perito directs USIP's Initiative on Security Sector Governance under the Centers of Innovation. He is also a senior program officer in the Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations where he directs the Haiti and the Peacekeeping Lessons Learned Projects. Perito came to USIP in 2001 as a senior fellow in the Jennings Randolph Fellowship program. Before joining the Institute, he was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State, retiring with the rank of minister-counselor. He served as deputy executive secretary of the National Security Council (1988-1989). He was a congressional fellow in 1980. Perito received a Presidential Meritorious Service Award in 1990 for leading the U.S. delegation in the Angola peace talks. Perito served as deputy director of the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program at the U.S. Department of Justice, which trained police in international peace operations (1995-2001). He is the author of “Where is the Lone Ranger When We Need Him?” “America’s Search for a Post Conflict Security Force; The American Experience with Police in Peace Operations;” and co-author of “Police in War: Fighting Insurgency, Terrorism and Violent Crime.”
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.