War and Healthcare in Iraq: 1980 - 2016

Location: 
A-G-05
Monday, December 5, 2016 -
11:30 to 12:30

This presentation looks at the impact of war on the Iraqi Health system from the beginning of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War to the present; including the 1991 Gulf War, the 2003 - 2011 US-led invasion, and the recent rise of ISIS and opposing militias.

Mac Skelton is currently completing a PhD in Anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His doctoral research focuses on Iraqis' experiences of cancer care and therapeutic travel post-2003.  Skelton has co-published for The Lancet medical journal and is a contributor to Brown University's Costs of War project.