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Video Game as Learning Tool

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It’s an interesting idea–using a computer game to provide education about genocide. That’s what mtvU has done with Darfur is Dying, “a narrative-based simulation where the user, from the standpoint of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threaten the survival of his or her refuge camp. It offers a faint glimpse of what it’s like for the more than 2.5 million who have been internally displaced by the crisis in Sudan.”

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Maternal Health in Emergency Situations

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UNICEF/UN Radio produced a podcast on maternal health last fall, Delivering on the Front Lines: Maternal Health in Conflict, Post-Conflict and Emergency Situations. The podcast features a panel of experts who examine the impact war and other emergent situations have on pregnant women and new mothers. “During armed conflict, the well-being of women is threatened by physical, sexual and psychological abuse, and vital maternal care services are typically disrupted by the devastation of health infrastructure.” You can listen to the 23 minute podcast here.

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March 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

International Forensic Investigation Course

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has a pretty incredible online course on international forensic investigation. What may be most unbelievable is that it is offered free of charge. Although it doesn’t appear that CEs are attached, don’t let that deter you–there is some seriously chewy content in this offering.

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March 2, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Medical Personnel and Torture

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The University of California (Berkeley) has published a podcast from a talk given last week on the role of medical personnel in torture. The presentation, given by Dr. Vincent Iocopino, touches on legal, medical and human rights issues. Dr. Iocopino has written and presented extensively on this topic (and has the accolades to back up his contributions to the field).

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February 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Posted in Global, Podcasts, Torture