Events

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 18:00 - 20:30

The New Barbarianism - film screening and discussion

Organised by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Global Health Centre

Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix

Medical and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshairs as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. So far, there has been little to stop the profound surge of violence seen across several open-ended conflicts which has claimed thousands of lives, destroyed health systems, triggered mass displacement and state collapse, and exposed the crisis facing the norms of international humanitarian law contained in the Geneva Conventions.

The New Barbarianism is a CSIS Global Health Policy Center original feature documentary (58 minutes) that examines the crisis, its causes, the limited international response and possible ways forward through dozens of interviews and original footage obtained from inside Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. It builds on several years of prior GHPC work on the intersection of health and security, the role of militaries, and the human tragedies seen in Syria and Yemen.

Join us in the screening of the film, which will be followed by a panel discussion with representatives of some of the international organisations directly impacted by the phenomena highlighted in the film.

Programme

18.00-18:15 Welcome by the moderator

  • Michaela Told, Deputy Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute

18:15-19:15 Screening of The New Barbarianism

19:15-20:15 Panel discussion with

  • Rosemary McCarney, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
  • J Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice-President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Peter Salama, Deputy Director-General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, World Health Organization
  • Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President, International Committee of the Red Cross; Professor of Development Economics, the Graduate Institute

20:15-20:30 Closing remarks

  • J Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice-President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Seating is free but registration is required.

See the trailer below:

 

Registration