To Bear Witness: A Journey of Healing and Solidarity

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Fordham Univ Press, 2009 - 272 Seiten
For more than forty-five years, Kevin Cahill has been helping to heal the world: as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts across the globe.Physician, teacher, activist, diplomat, and advocate, Cahill has touched many lives and helped right many wrongs. In this book, he chronicles extraordinary achievements of compassion and commitment. Bringing together a rich selection of writings--essays, op-ed pieces, speeches, and other works, many out of print or hard to find--he crafts a fascinating self-portrait of a life devoted to others.The writings reflect fully the range of Cahill's passions. Reporting from places under siege--Lebanon, Somalia, Nicaragua, Libya, and Ireland--Cahill writes as a physician and activist working to restore lives wounded by land mines or threatened by violence and disease. Closer to home, there are his visionary statements from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, powerful critiques of the politics of famine and public health, and programs for new forms of humanitarian assistance to transform health and human rights.Looking back as the Bronx-born son of an Irish physician, he also touches on more personal--but no less passionate--concerns and on the impact on his life of the worlds of pain and suffering in which he has traveled. Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is Director of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University and President of the Center for International Health and Cooperation in New York City. He is the author and editor of many books, including Human Security for All: A Tribute to Sergio Vieira de Mello and Technology for Humanitarian Action, both in the Fordham series International Humanitarian Affairs.
 

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Medicine and Diplomacy
157
Irish Essays
160
Threads for a Tapestry
162
Southern Sudan 1977
163
Famine
169
A Bridge to Peace
173
Public Health inDeclining Economy
174
Health Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance in Conflicts and Disasters
184

A Somali Postscript
39
Nicaragua 1972
46
Nicaragua
47
The Price for Differing With the US Is Death
53
Of Constitutions Democracy Medicineand Diplomacy
59
Holidays in Nicaragua
62
Fasting and Medicine in Nicaragua
65
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland RCSI 2002
70
Ireland
71
Can Only Blood Wash Them Out?
73
A Deathless Dream
75
Academia
87
New York 2004
88
New Realities New Frontiers
89
The Peculiar Élan
95
The University and Revolution
101
The Symbolism of Salamanca
105
Somalia The Constant Fear of Death 1979
114
Grief and Renewal
115
To Bind our Wounds
116
Loaded Words
125
Dreams and Travel
130
A Necessary Balance
134
Continuity
151
Somalia 1980
152
Health on the Horn of Africa
153
The United Nations 1974
156
Northern Somalia 1995
192
Solutions to theLandmine Crisis
197
Preventive Diplomacy
202
Southern Sudan 1981
215
Traditions Values and Humanitarian Action
216
Technology for Humanitarian Action
218
Books by Kevin M Cahill MD cited in this section
223
Personal
224
The Influence of Yeats
225
Childhood
227
University Days
235
The Sudan
237
Nicaragua
238
Conclusion
246
Point Lookout 1957
247
On Being Short
248
Suffering and Pain
249
A Medical Students Impressions of India
250
Myths Dreams and Reality
254
It Aint Necessarily So
255
An Evolving Tapestry
261
Pope John Paul II and the author 1982
262
To Bear Witness
263
Sannes woods 2003
264
For Your 65th
265
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KEVIN M. CAHILL, M.D.is Director of Fordham's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and President of the Center for International Health and Cooperation in New York City.

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