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How Death Outlives War: The Reverberating Impacts of the Post-9/11 Wars on Human Health

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Watch on Watson's YouTube channel.

In addition to the many, many people who have died in combat during the post-9/11 wars, more still have died in these same warzones from the indirect, reverberating effects of war.

A new study from the Costs of War Project posits as a reasonable and conservative estimate that at least 4.5 million people have died in the post-9/11 warzones. This figure considers the effects of economic collapse, destruction of public services, environmental contamination, reverberating trauma and violence, and forced displacement.

Please join lead author Dr. Stephanie Savell, Senior Researcher at Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and Co-Director of the Costs of War Project, for a virtual discussion of this research. She will be joined by Bonyan Gamal, a lawyer at Mwatana for Human Rights based in Yemen, and Ruba Ali Al-Hassani, an Interdisciplinary Sociologist and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster University focused on Iraqi studies. The conversation will be moderated by Matt Duss, a visiting scholar in the American Statecraft program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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