If the danger for biomedical humanitarianism is that neglect will return as soon as the visible emergency moves to a different place (as Peter Redfield has argued), the danger for global health security may be one of over-preparedness – that its credibility is damaged when it responds to an event that turns out not to be as catastrophic as promised.
For a good sense of what "development" today is and isn't, you can do worse than to read this excellent if troubling New York Times article on Chinese business practices in Zambia:
It could be that without Virginia Gildersleeve, no one would be talking about it today.
There are two sets of ghosts that we experience when visiting and engaging with field sites.
Forty-nine years ago today, at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, gunmen opened fire on the African-American activist Malcolm X, killing him almost instantly.
The Berkeley Human Rights Program has announced a postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year.
A project that enables us to put words back into the void that trauma leaves behind.