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Famine experts

July 28, 2011

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ing to the famine in East Africa.

Inter­na­tion­al health
Food secu­ri­ty
Fam­i­ly med­i­cine
Julia Lee
Adjunct lec­tur­er
Depart­ment of Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty Med­i­cine
St. George
Office: 905–846-7477

Glob­al health
Pol­i­tics of health care

Jil­lian Kohler
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Leslie Dan Fac­ul­ty of Phar­ma­cy
St. George
Office: 416–946-8708
Cell: 416–508-1516
Oth­er lan­guages: French, Span­ish, Por­tuguese

Devel­op­ment strate­gies: Africa
Failed states in the devel­op­ing world
Glob­al­iza­tion and inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment
Pol­i­tics in Ghana, Kenya, Mau­ri­tius
Social democ­ra­cy in the glob­al periph­ery

Richard Sand­brook
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
St. George
Office: 416–946-8936
Home: 416–967-1265

Plants and drought
Mal­colm Camp­bell
Pro­fes­sor; Vice-Prin­ci­pal Research (UTSC)
Depart­ment of Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences
Cell: 647–267-7714

Oth­er lan­guages: French

Bac­te­r­i­al dis­ease
Food safe­ty

William Wiley Navarre
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Mol­e­c­u­lar Genet­ics
Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine
St. George
Office: 416–946-5356

Ultra­vi­o­let dis­in­fec­tion (UV) of water and waste­water
Yuri Lawryshyn
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Applied Chem­istry
Office: 416–946-0576
Home: 705–252-6614

War and soci­ety in mod­ern Africa
African social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry
Tan­zan­ian and East African his­to­ry
Colo­nial­ism and impe­ri­al­ism in Africa
Con­flict in Africa
His­to­ry of labour and slav­ery in Africa
His­to­ry of Mod­ern Africa
Stephen J. Rock­el
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of His­to­ry, UTSC

*NOTE: Cur­rent­ly in Africa and only avail­able via email.

Pol­i­tics of genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied food, crops
Grace Skogstad
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
U of T at Scar­bor­ough, Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy & Gov­er­nance
St. George
Office: 416–978-8493 or 416–978-6156

African val­ues and peace
Dias­po­ra ini­tia­tives

Anne Good­man
Direc­tor, Cer­tifi­cate in Com­mu­ni­ty Heal­ing and Peace­build­ing
Adult Edu­ca­tion and Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment pro­gram
Co-direc­tor, Trans­for­ma­tive Learn­ing Cen­tre (TLC)
Direc­tor, Inter­Change: Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute for Com­mu­ni­ty-Based Peace­build­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
St. George
Office: 416–978-0784
Home: 416–657-8095

Khur­sheed N. Jee­jeeb­hoy
Depart­ment of Med­i­cine
St. George
Office: 416–645-5145
Cell: 416–822-1576

Nat­ur­al resources
Polit­i­cal econ­o­my
Envi­ron­men­tal pol­i­tics

William Scott Prud­ham
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy
Insti­tute for Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies
St. George
Office: 416–978-4975
Cell: 416–660-0089

Health impacts of agri­cul­tur­al prac­tices in the devel­op­ing world
Don­ald C. Cole
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
St. George
Office: 416–946-7870
Home: 416–537-0404
Oth­er lan­guages: Span­ish

Pedi­atric emer­gency med­i­cine
Den­nis Scol­nik
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Pedi­atrics
Divi­sion of Pedi­atric Emer­gency Med­i­cine
Office: 416–813-2388
Oth­er lan­guages: Hebrew

Des­ti­tute women and chil­dren
Inter­na­tion­al health and human rights
Pover­ty, inequal­i­ty and health
Street and home­less chil­dren
Cather­ine G. Chalin
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
St. George
Office: 416–978-7806
Home: 416–286-6405
Cell: 416–844-4364

Emer­gency med­i­cine in Kenya
Médecins Sans Fron­tières
James Maska­lyk
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor­De­part­ment of Med­i­cine
St. George
Office: 416–864-5976
Cell: 416–356-6423

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