Working in the field: Practical Challenges in Humanitarian Assistance With Rowan Gillies
Rowan Gillies is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Sydney who spent 2 years as the Paul Farmer Senior Clinical Fellow in Global Surgery at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. During this time he was a Commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
Prior to his surgical training he was based in Geneva for 3 years as the youngest ever President of the International Council of Nobel prize-winning Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). He was the President of MSF Australia from 2002 to 2005.
Rowan has worked on the field in some of the world's most troubled regions, including Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Liberia, Beirut, Congo and Sri Lanka. He brings an unique perspective to the complex interplay of factors which facilitate and impair the deliverance of humanitarian assistance, such as when the principles of impartial and independent humanitarian action conflict with goals of security and development or when aid is utilised as a reward or sanction.
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2.00pm
Venue: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer
Price: $35.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee