The Executive Order on Refugees:
An Emerging Public Health Crisis
Please note, we experienced technical difficulties with sound recording for the first few minutes, audio begins at 4:15.
The Executive Order of Jan. 27 suspends the entire U.S. refugee admission program for 120 days and disallows entry of Syrian refugees indefinitely. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a symposium on the consequences of this action for U.S. commitments and refugee health.
Topics that will be covered include:
- An on-the-ground perspective of the Syrian refugee crisis
- The U.S. refugee resettlement program
- The health of refugees and displaced people in Iraq (including Yazidis) and Syria
- U.S. refugee policy: What should be done
- Public health, bioethics and the refugee crisis
- Zaher Sahloul, MD, past president, Syrian American Medical Society and Advisory Committee; Advisory Board member, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School
- David Rocah, JD, senior staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
- Len Rubenstein, JD, senior scientist, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Bloomberg School
- Nancy Kass, ScD, the Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health, Bloomberg School; deputy director for public health, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
- Courtland Robinson, PhD, associate professor, Center for Humanitarian Health, Bloomberg School
- Gilbert Burnham, MD, professor, Center for Humanitarian Health, Bloomberg School
- Shannon Doocy, PhD, associate professor, Center for Humanitarian Health, Bloomberg School
Thursday, Feb. 2
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
For those who can’t attend in person, we will be live-streaming the event here on Thursday.
Check back here for more details as they become available.