March 11 from 6:30 - 9pm, Wolf Performance Hall London Library
How does the study of the humanities and storytelling relate to health care education and the experience of patient care? In what ways are doctors, patients and other health professionals storytellers? How can faculty, students, and staff across the disciplineswork together to produce collaborative, empathetic approaches to person-centred care through creative methods of teaching, research, and community-based work? Learn more about Stories of Illness & Health
March 25 at 5 pm in Conron Hall
Jennifer Walsh (Oxford) is the 2006 Trudeau Fellow. Presented by Western University, the Trudeau Foundation and the Public Humanities at Western. The presentation will be in English, followed by a reception. This event is free to campus & community!
This Trudeau lecture will look at the dramatic ways in which war has changed over the past century, since the start of the First World War in 1914. In particular, it will examine how individuals – rather than states – have become central to armed conflict today. The lecture will focus on three manifestations of this change: the increased imperative to protect individuals caught up in conflict; the enhanced capacity to target particular individuals in war time; and the growing efforts to hold individuals accountable for crimes committed in the context of war. University of Oxford Professor and 2006 Trudeau fellow Jennifer Welsh will discuss the positive implications of this move to elevate the role and status of the individual, but also some of the challenges and dilemmas that accompany this shift.
Jennifer M. Welsh is Professor and Chair in International Relations at the European University Institute and a Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College, University of Oxford.
She was previously a Professor in International Relations at the University of Oxford, and co-director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict. In 2013, she was appointed by the UN Secretary General to serve as his Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect.
Professor Welsh is a former Jean Monnet Fellow of the European University Institute, and was a Cadieux Research Fellow in the Policy Planning Staff of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. She has taught international relations at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the Central European University (Prague).
Welsh is the author, co-author, and editor of several books and articles on international relations, the evolution of the notion of the ‘responsibility to protect’ in international society, the UN Security Council, and Canadian foreign policy. She was the Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Massey College (University of Toronto) in 2005, and a 2006 recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and a Trudeau Fellowship. In 2014, she will begin directing a new five-year ERC-funded project on the 'Individualization of War'.
Welsh sits on the editorial boards of the journals Global Responsibility to Protect and Ethics and International Affairs, as well as the editorial board for the Cambridge University Press BISA series in International Relations. She has also served as a consultant to the Government of Canada on international policy, and acts as a frequent commentator in Canadian media on foreign policy and international relations. She has a BA from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), and a Masters and Doctorate from the University of Oxford (where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar).