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Dec 2017 18
Time: 4:30 PM

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The National Academy of Medicine will host a free documentary screening and discussion featuring The New Barbarianism, a CSIS Global Health Policy Center original feature. Watch the trailer >>

Health care and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. A profound surge of violence in Syria and other conflict zones has around the world has claimed thousands of lives, destroyed regional health systems, triggered mass displacement and state collapse — and exposed an international humanitarian crisis. Join us to learn more about this growing crisis and to discuss possible solutions with an expert panel. 

Please note: This film contains graphic scenes of war violence. Viewer discretion is advised.



4:30 pm — Opening Remarks — Victor J. Dzau, MD, President, National Academy of Medicine

4:35 pm — Screening of The New Barbarianism

5:35 pm — Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Peggy Hamburg, MD, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine
  • Alexandra Boivin, DEA, Head of Regional Delegation for U.S. & Canada, International Red Cross 
  • Rebecca Everly, PhD, Director, Committee on Human Rights, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • J. Stephen Morrison, PhD, Senior Vice President & Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center, and Executive Producer/Director, The New Barbarianism
  • Leonard S. Rubenstein, JD, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

6:20 pm — Adjourn


About The New Barbarianism

The film is a collaboration between the CSIS Global Health Policy Center and the CSIS Ideas Lab.

Executive Producer/Director: J. Stephen Morrison (Senior Vice President & Director, CSIS Global Health Policy Center)

Director/Writer: Justin Kenny (Small Footprint Films)

Editor/Graphics: Paul Franz (Andreas C. Dracopoulos Chair, Innovation and Creativity, Director of Technology, Ideas Lab)

Narrator: Ross Huguet


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