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18:30 - 21:00 12 May 2017

Europe's refugee crisis: humanitarian complicity in abuse?


Cruciform Lecture Theater 1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Xand van Tulleken, BAFTA award winning TV presenter, Dr Xand van Tulleken has presented numerous award-winning shows for the BBC and Channel 4 including: Operation Ouch, Blow Your Mind, Horizon, Secret Life of Twins, How to Lose Weight Well and Medicine Men Gone Wild. He studied medicine at Oxford University specialising in tropical medicine. As a junior doctor he worked in Darfur at the time of the genocide and this inspired a passion for the politics and medicine of conflict zones which then led to his academic appointment in the US. He has taught within our Faculty at UCL and now works between New York, Harvard and various humanitarian crises all over the world. Xand was at the forefront of Ebola research appearing on US networks speaking about the crisis including Al Jazeera, MSNB

An evening lecture from BAFTA award winning TV presenter Dr Xand van Tulleken, followed by drinks and canap├ęs hosted by the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences.

In 2016 Dr Xand van Tulleken made a documentary for BBC1 examining the European migration crisis. The European camps, particularly in France, were among the worst he has ever seen and highlighted the extreme limits of aid delivered in camps as a response to massive displacement.

In his guest lecture, Xand will talk about the humanitarian response in Lesbos, Berlin and Calais and the nature of refugee camps more generally.



Kate Fernandes
+44 (0)20 7679 6060 | k.fernandes@ucl.ac.uk


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