Professor Leaning is Professor of the Practice of International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She co-directs the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and is a Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and the Center for International Development. Dr. Leaning serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights (an organization she co-founded), Amnesty International, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oxfam America, International Rescue Committee, The Humane Society of the United States, and the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is Visiting Editor of the British Medical Journal, serves on the editorial board of Health and Human Rights, and is a member of the Board of Syndics at Harvard University Press. From 1999 to 2005, Dr. Leaning directed the Program on Humanitarian Crises and Human Rights at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, during which time Dr. Leaning also served as Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Global Survival, an international quarterly. She teaches disaster management, human rights, and public health and policy response to humanitarian crises and has authored a seminal textbook on the topic, Humanitarian Crises: The Medical and Public Health Response, published by Harvard University Press in 1999.
This event was co-sponsored by Global Studies, the International Institute, the Center for Global Health, CALS, WAGE and the Division of International Studies.