For those who want to learn about the latest developments in Sudan and Chad, two events are scheduled in coming days. Physicians for Human Rights, the Cambridge-based group, is co-sponsoring both events and sent out details.
Sorry for the late notice, but one of them is today at 4 p.m., in Land Hall at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. One panelist is Eric Reeves, a professor at Smith College who has done groundbreaking work on Sudan for the past decade. He has written extensively on the Darfur region in western Sudan, and on the human costs of the deadly conflict, since the outbreak of war there in 2003. The other speaker is Dr. Sondra Crosby of the Boston Medical Center, who conducted research in a refugee camp on abuse suffered by women in Darfur and in Chad. I wrote about that the Boston doctors' visit to Chad in a Globe article in May.
The second event is on Monday, August 10, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., in Quincy, to discuss the treatment of women in Darfur and Chad. Crosby will be joined by Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, who is co-founder and co-director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights at the Boston Medical Center. Piwowarczyk and Crosby will talk about their trip to the refugee camp in Chad last November, and about the report they helped produce for PHR.
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About James F. SmithJim Smith came home to his native Boston in 2002 to become the Boston Globe's foreign editor after spending 22 years abroad. He was previously based in Buenos Aires and Mexico City for the LA Times, and in Johannesburg, Tokyo and The Hague for the AP. In 2007 he became the Globe's national political editor, coordinating presidential campaign coverage. He is a Yale graduate, and has an MBA. He is married to Maxine Hart and has two sons, Matthew and Daniel.
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