Considering the current bombing of Gaza and looking back at Operation Cast Lead, Dr. Mads Gilbert will address the following topics:
Is there a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and how is the international community complicit? Was there, in fact, a breach of international humanitarian law and human right violations during Operation Cast Lead? With the use of US manufactured weapons being used on civilians, what is the role of the US and the responsibility of Americans in particular?
Come hear Dr. Mads Gilbert's eye-witness account treating patients in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead, as one of the only two international doctors allowed in. He is also the author of the recently published book "Eyes in Gaza." Also, come hear about the conditions of Gaza three years after Operation Cast Lead.
Dr. Mads Gilbert, internationally acclaimed Doctor, Head of the Department of Emergency at the University of North Norway, Professor, and local politician will describe his experiences in Gaza during "Operation Cast Lead." During the Israeli offensive against the people of Gaza, Dr. Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse were the only two foreign doctors allowed into the region, spending days and nights at the busy and over-crowded Al-Shifaa Hospital in a region forbidden to the rest of the world. With a complete blockade on Gaza, including medical aid and media, Dr. Mads Gilbert became a common face, keeping the world informed of the conditions in Gaza. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, Democracy Now, and more.
Sponsored by the Arab Student Association at SIPA, the Carol Chomsky Memorial Fund (www.chomskyfund.org), & Hunter Students for Justice in Palestine (www.sjphunter.com)
Co-sponsored by Al Awda- NY, NYU Students for Justice in Palestine (www.nyusjp.wordpress.com), Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (www.Columbiasjp.org), and John Jay Students for Justice in Palestine.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 ~ 8PM
Columbia University, Room 417, 420 West 118th Street, New York