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Advocacy Team Achievements

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BRIEFINGS

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PUBLICATIONS

Rattan R, Edmonds K. The origin of cholera in Haiti and the United Nations. Montesinos’ Legacy: Defining and Defending Human Rights for 500 Years (working title). Eds. Lorenz E, Aspinall D, Raley, JM. New York: Lexington Books. In press.

Edmonds K, Rattan R. MINUSTAH and the tragic consequences of peacekeeping. Montesinos’ Legacy: Defining and Defending Human Rights for 500 Years (working title). Eds. Lorenz E, Aspinall D, Raley, JM. New York: Lexington Books. In press.

Rattan R. Protecting Peacekeepers & Their Public: A report card on UN implementation of their recommendations for cholera in Haiti. Brookline, MA: Physicians for Haiti. 2013.

Press: Koski-Karell VE, Rattan R. Cholera in Haiti: Informing health policies. The Lancet Global Health Series. October 21, 2012.

Press: Koski-Karell VE. Knowledges of the unknown: Living with (bad) cholera in north Haiti.

Commendation: Critical Anthropology of Global Health Virchow Award

Rattan R. Baseball and science in the time of choleraHuffington Post. August 10, 2012.

Press: Koski-Karell VE. Coping with Kolera: Encountering the Unknown in North Haiti. 2012.

Press: Commendation: Captain Jonathan Fay Prize, Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, Kathryn Ann Huggins Prize

Edmonds K, Panchang D, Fleurant M, Bollman B, Schubiner L, Rattan R. Mission accomplished? MINUSTAH in Haiti, 2010-2011. Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake. Eds. Schuller M, Morales P. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press. 2012

Press: Rattan R. Not forgetting is just the start. Boston Haitian Reporter 11(1):5. 2012.

Press: MINUSTAH: Keeping the Peace, or Conspiring Against it? A Review of the Human Rights Record of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, 2010-2011. Cambridge, MA: HealthRoots. 2011.

Press:  Mirror   

PRESENTATIONS

Cholera in Haiti. Premier Forum de la Diaspora contre le Cholera et la MINUSTAH. Randolph, MA. March 2014.

Global Health and Ethics. Global Health Equity. Office of Enrichment, Boston University School of Medicine. Boston, MA. December 2013.

The UN and cholera in Haiti: Independent translators accompanying policymakers can expedite evidence-based policy reform. Humanitarian Congress. Berlin, Germany. October 2013.

The UN and cholera in Haiti: Accompaniment of policy makers by Haitian physicians can expedite evidence-based policy reform. National Haitian American Health Alliance Annual Conference. New York, NY. October 2013.

The UN and cholera in Haiti: Independent translators accompanying policy makers can expedite evidence-based policy reform. Water & Health Conference. Chapel Hill, NC. October 2013.

NGO accountability in Haiti: Moral legitimacy and cholera. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. October 2013.

The future of global health. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. October 2013.

Keynote address: The future of global health. Global Health and Development Coalition Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. October 2013.

The cholera epidemic in Haiti: questions of UN accountability and prevention. New York University School of Law. New York, NY. October 2013.

Panel and screening of Baseball in the Time of Cholera. Irish International Immigrant Center. Boston, MA. April 2013.

Using advocacy to translate technical expertise into tangible change: the UN, cholera, and the drinking water crisis in Haiti. Harvard Kennedy School. Cambridge, MA. April 2013.

How student activism is helping global health become ethical. GlobeMed Summit. Chicago, IL. April 2013.

Following in the footsteps of Sujal: Why you can’t do global health without activism. Sujal Parikh Memorial Symposium for Health and Social Justice. Ann Arbor, MI. March 2013.

The UN and cholera in Haiti: Independent translators accompanying scientists and policy makers are necessary to expedite evidence-based solutions. (Accepted). Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Washington, DC. March 2013.

Integrating global health: Connecting education, infrastructure, research, and activism for social justice. International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations Meeting. Baltimore, MD. March 2013.

Advocacy strategy and skills: How to win when going up against the machine. Spectrum of Physician Advocacy. Office of Enrichment, Boston University School of Medicine. Boston, MA. February 2013.

Three years later: Complexities of aid, cholera, and recovery in post-earthquake Haiti. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. January 2013.

Press: A View from the Cave

Mindful engagement in advocacy: Power, social justice, and equity. Global Health Equity Speaker Series. Boston University School of Medicine. Boston, MA. December 2012.

The spectrum of advocacy. Spectrum of Physician Advocacy. Office of Enrichment, Boston University School of Medicine. Boston, MA. December 2012.

Cholera and the UN in Haiti. Societies of the World 25: Case Studies in Global Health: Biosocial Perspectives.Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. November 2012.

Towards a better Haiti: Global health through research, education, and advocacy. International Education Week.Global Programs, Boston University. Boston, MA. November 2012.

Law in the time of cholera: Haiti’s epidemic, the UN, and responsibilities of international organizations. International Law Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. October 2012.

Keynote address: Haiti in the time of cholera: the United Nations, environmental responsibility, and the deadliest cholera epidemic of modern times. GlobeMed Global Health Conference. Middlebury, VT. October 2012.

Film screening and discussion of Baseball in the Time of Cholera. Boston Bar Association. Boston, MA. October 2012.

The science behind cholera in Haiti: Informing health policies and preventing future outbreaks. World Health Summit. Berlin, Germany. October 2012.

Kolera e dwa dlo nan Ayiti (Cholera and the right to water in Haiti). Fleming Class Conference. Port au Prince, Haiti. September 2012.

Film screening and discussion of Baseball in the Time of CholeraJohns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Washington DC. June 2012.

MINUSTAH’s future in a free, sustainable Haiti. The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia: Sustainable Haiti Conference. Miami, FL. April 2012.

United Nation’s Stabilization Mission in Haiti: Keeping the peace, or conspiring against it? Engaging Hearts and Minds: An Agenda for Global Citizenship Education. Toronto, Canada. April 2012.

MINUSTAH: Keeping the peace or conspiring against it? The Democracy Center. Cambridge, MA. December 2011.

Keynote address: MINUSTAH: Keeping the peace or conspiring against it? Universal Human Rights Conference. Washington DC. December 2011.

The human rights violations of MINUSTAH. People of Conscience: Haiti Night. Cambridge, MA. October 2011.

Organizing for social change. Demanding Justice for Haiti: A Teach-in for Accountability in Aid and US Policy. Boston, MA. November 2010.

Keynote address: Social justice and radical activism. American Medical Student Association National Convention. Anaheim, CA. March 2010.

OTHER

Dr. Rattan interviewed for article: Secretary General in Haiti for cholera “photo-op” as transparency questions continue to dog the UN. cepr. 23 Jul 2014.

Press: Dr. Rattan contributed expertise to television program: Haitians seek billions from UN over cholera outbreak. CBS News. 7 Nov 2013.

Program: Dr. Rattan served as expert advisor: Archimedes Project to End Cholera in Haiti. 1 Nov 2013. 

Dr. Rattan contributed expertise to television program: UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says. NBC News. 8 Oct 2013.

Program: Dr. Rattan contributed expertise to television program: Haiti in a time of cholera. Al Jazeera: Fault Lines. 29 Aug 2013.

Dr. Rattan interviewed for article: UN’s own independent experts now say MINUSTAH troops “most likely” caused cholera epidemic. cepr. 26 Jul 2013.

Press: Dr. Rattan interviewed for article: Without Funding, Haiti Faces “Endemic Cholera.” Inter Press Service News Agency. 26 Jul 2013.

Press: Dr. Rattan interviewed for article: Wearne P. Immune. Immoral. Illegal? The Haiti Support Group Briefing 74. 2013.

Press:  Dr. Rattan interviewed for television program: Is the UN repackaging Haiti’s cholera aid? Al Jazeera: Inside Story. 21 Dec 12.

Program: P4H work mentioned in editorial: UN Confronts Cholera in Haiti with New Initiative but Few Specifics.

Press: Provided English, French, and Kreyol subtitles for award-winning film, Baseball in the Time of Cholera.

Award: Dr. Rattan interviewed for article: Wearne P. Truth out, dying season in. The Haiti Support Group Briefing 70. 2012.