2021 2021: UMass Dartmouth to host workshop on global COVID-19 impact with United Nations officials
UMass Dartmouth to host workshop on global COVID-19 impact with United Nations officials

Hybrid event to discuss new strategies for future public health crises

Campus amphitheatre

On September 30 from 12 to 1:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth will host The Global COVID-19 Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Policies on campus and via Zoom.

The workshop will feature a unique panel of officials from the United Nations, Medecins Sans Frontierers, Southcoast Health, and public health officials from the City of New Bedford. The symposium’s goal is to create a dynamic, cross-disciplinary conversation among all participants to understand the current COVID-19 crisis better to develop long-term strategies for potential future global public health crises.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Matthew Coldiron, Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)
  • Ms. Sarah Craven, UNFPA Director, United Nations Population Fund, Washington Office
  • Dr. Poonam Dhavan, Senior Migration Health Policy Advisor, International Organization for Migration
  • Mr. Paolo Galli, UNDP Washington Senior Partnerships Advisor
  • Mr. Damon Chaplin, Director of the City of New Bedford Public Health
  • Dr. Dani Hackner, Chief Clinical Officer, Southcoast Health

Following the panel, audience members will be invited to ask questions.

The September 30 event is open to the public and will begin at 12 p.m. in the UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library Robert F. Stoico/FirstFed Charitable Foundation Library Grand Reading Room or register online via Zoom for remote viewing.

The panel is part of the "Quest for Peace and Justice: an International Conference on the Decolonization Process of Former UN Trusteedship Territories in Africa."

The workshop is sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Department of Political Science, the UMass Political Science Association, and the UMass Dartmouth Office of Faculty Development.