Catherine Panter-Brick, professor of anthropology, health and global affairs at Yale University, will present “Refugee Resilience and Humanitarian Action: Knitting Together Research and Policy” Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Panter-Brick is a medical anthropologist with expertise in risk and resilience in humanitarian settings. She leads research initiatives to develop effective partnerships between scholars, practitioners and policymakers. This talk will draw from two recent projects—with Syrian refugee youth in Jordan and community-based organizations supporting migrants at the US-Mexico border—to discuss how biocultural and ethnographic research intersects with humanitarian action in crisis settings.
Panter-Brick’s lecture is free and open to the public. The Kassen Lecture, presented annually by the Case Western Reserve University Department of Anthropology, features the work of prominent female social scientists. The Kassen Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the estate of the late Aileen and Julian Kassen.