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2016 Atlas Event R.S.V.Ps

 

Coffee and Conversation with ATLAS 2016 Keynote Speaker, Kilian Kleinschmidt

Friday, April 8, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

picture of Kilian KleinschmidtJoin ATLAS and SLU Political Round Table as we sit down with Kilian Kleinschmidt, a humanitarian aid worker and expert in refugee relief and emergency crisis management. For more than twenty years, he served as a Senior Official with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). He is the best-known and most published aid worker in the world. He recently became known as the "Mayor of Za'atari" when he managed the Za'atari refugee camp in Northern Jordan from 2013-2014, on behalf of the UNHCR. Za'atari is the largest Syrian refugee camp, with a population of more than 80,000. Under his leadership, Za'atari has become a symbol for new and innovative approaches in refugee and humanitarian management. Currently, he is serving as an advisor to the Austrian government on asylum seeker reception.

Kleinschmidt's previous senior roles included Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Deputy Special Envoy for Assistance to Pakistan, Acting Director for Communities and Minorities in the UN Administration in Kosovo, Executive Secretary for the Migration and Refugee Initiative (MARRI) in the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, and many field based functions with UNHCR, UNDP, and WFP. He has worked extensively in Africa, South Eastern Europe, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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Coffee and Conversation with ATLAS 2016 Speaker, Dr. Mukesh KapilaDr. Mukesh Kapila

Thursday, April 7, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join ATLAS and SLU Political Round Table as we sit down with Dr. Mukesh Kapila, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. Dr. Kapila has extensive experience in the policy and practice of international development, humanitarian affairs, human rights and diplomacy, with particular expertise in tackling crimes against humanity, disaster and conflict management, and in global public health. His earliest career was in clinical medicine, primary health care, and public health in the British National Health Service, where he helped set up the UK's first national HIV and AIDS program at the Health Education Authority.

Dr. Kapila has also served as Under Secretary General at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Special Adviser to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, and Special Adviser at the UN Mission in Afghanistan. Subsequently, he led the UN's largest country mission at the time as the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan, and then became a Director at the World Health Organization.

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Picture of Kilian Kleinschmidt

Private Reception with ATLAS 2016 Keynote Speaker, Kilian Kleinschmidt

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

A private reception with Kilian Kleinschmidt will be held immediately following the Atlas Week Signature Symposium, Turning the Tide: Protecting Human Rights and Restoring Dignity in Refugee Crises.

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Roya Massoudnia

Coffee and Conversation with Roya Massoudnia

Monday, April 4, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join ATLAS and SLU Political Round Table as we sit down with Roya Massoudnia, a Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies Student at Saint Louis University. Her passion and interests lie in the sociopolitical and economic growth of the Middle East as well as mending the bridge of cultural understanding between the Middle East and her university community. Her past experience as a political activist in the Iranian Green Movement taught her that in order for human beings to actualize themselves as individuals, we must have a free political space to express ourselves.

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Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Ghazala HayatDr. Ghazala Hayat

Wednesday, April 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship, Seminar Room 124

Join ATLAS and SLU Political Round Table as we sit down with Dr. Ghazala Hayat, a professor and Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. Under Dr. Hayat's directorship, the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and Neuromuscular Services have expanded tremendously. Dr. Hayat's interests include peripheral neuropathies, compressive neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders and electrodiagnostic studies. She has served on the Workshop and Education Committees of the American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

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Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Fred Rottnek

Tuesday, April 5, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship, Seminar Room 124

Join ATLAS and SLU Political Round Table as we sit down with Dr. Fred Rottneck, Associate Professor and Director of Community Medicine in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Corrections Medicine for the Saint Louis County Department of Health. He was recently elected to the Saint Louis Regional Health Commission as the Chair of the Provider Services Advisory Board. In the community, he is a board member of the Criminal Justice Ministry and an advocate for re-entry programming to successfully transition ex-offenders back to the community.

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