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The Horror and the Hope: Promoting Mental Health in the Face of Human Rights Abuses
Start Date: 3/20/2014Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 3/20/2014End Time: 8:30 PM

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The Horror and the Hope: Promoting Mental Health in the Face of Human Rights Abuses 

Dr. Allen Keller

Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:00 – 8:30 PM Room C201
Graduate Center City University of New York (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue
(Between 34th & 35th Streets)


Associate Professor of Medicine NYU School of Medicine, Director of the Bellvue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT) and Director of The NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights (CHHR).
Dr. Keller is recognized internationally for his expertise in evaluating, documenting, and caring for victims of human rights abuses. PSOT provides comprehensive interdisciplinary medical, mental health, and social/legal services to survivors of torture and other human rights abuses. In the past year alone PSOT has cared for approximately 800 men, women and children from over 80 different countries. Dr. Keller oversees bioethics education at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Keller’s current work includes focusing on the health consequences of immigration detention, as well as working to prevent future US health professional participation in torture. He has received numerous awards for his work , including the Barbara Chester award from the Hopi foundation and the NYU Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Keller’s wife, Suzy is a leading advocate in the field of domestic violence. They have two beautiful children, Rachel, age 16 and Jake, 13.

Sponsored by
The Center for International Human Rights,
John Jay College of Criminal Justice; The Minor in Human Rights Studies; and the CUNY PHD/MA Program in Political Science 

Contact Information:
Name: George Andreopoulos
Phone: (212)-237-8314
Email: gandreopoulos@jjay.cuny.edu
Allen Keller
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