08 April
2021
Type of event: 
Public Health and the Promise of Palestine
Speakers: 
Organizing office: 
IPS Washington
In partnership with: 
Jewish Voice for Peace
Date: 
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 8:00pm
Language: 
English
Location: 
Online
Venue: 
Zoom
Event Theme: 
About the event: 

AT 8 PM EST. 

In this talk, public health scholar, epidemiologist, and pharmacist Dr. Danya Qato will speak to the limits and possibilities of public health practice, research, and advocacy in Palestine that have come under increased attention during the Covid-19 pandemic. The talk will emphasize foundational questions that have often been sidelined in the public health discourse – including the enduring role of settler-colonialism, racism, and capitalism in shaping the health of Palestinians and in the practice of public health in Palestine. 

Dr. Qato curated the Summer 2020 issue of the Journal of Palestine Studies and wrote the introduction on "Public Health and the Promise of Palestine."

About the speakers: 

Danya M. Qato, PharmD, MPH, PhD, is an assistant professor of epidemiology and health policy based in Baltimore, Maryland. In the 2015–16 academic year, she was a Fulbright Scholar and professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University in Palestine. She curated the Journal of Palestine Studies Summer 2020 issue on the Pandemic and Palestine. 

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