Public Health

2015 Sep 08

Health System Resilience amidst Political Instability: the Case of Lebanon

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th floor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

The Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative presents a seminar with

Walid Ammar, MD, PhD
Director General, Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon; Professor, the Lebanese University; Senior Lecturer, American University of Beirut

Moderated by Melani Cammett, Professor of Government, Harvard University.

The Lebanese experience, notably with the recent challenging Syrian crisis, defies certain well-established concepts in the discipline of public health. The speaker contests the globalization of the corresponding...

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