Friday, May 9 –
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Pembroke Center Seminar Room
The Clinic in Crisis symposium took place at Brown University on May 9 and 10, 2014. This two-day symposium explored the wide-ranging and conflicting roles of clinicians in situations of political violence and/or social unrest, including but not limited to:
- The dilemmas of care and triage that clinicians face under situations of political instability
- The clinic and clinicians as targets of violence
- The clinic as safe-haven or refuge from unrest - The complicity of clinical professionals in the control, management, and detention of subjugated populations
- Impediments realizing professional commitments to medical neutrality
Papers from a range of social science and humanities disciplines were presented and reviewed by external discussants.
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Sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies; Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women; Humanities Initiative at Brown; and the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at the Harvard Divinity School.