Human Rights Watch Program Director Iain Levine will lead a conversation with physicians Michael Dan and Tarek Loubani on the state of healthcare services available to Israeli and Palestinian civilians.
Iain Levine is Program Director at Human Rights Watch. He has particular expertise in humanitarian crises, protection of civilians in conflict, and children's rights. Levine's field experience includes more than 10 years in Sudan and Mozambique working on humanitarian programs with particular emphasis on protection of children and other civilians. He has also worked as Amnesty International's representative at the United Nations and UNICEF's chief of humanitarian policy and advocacy. Levine is a graduate of Hull University and the London School of Economics.
Michael Dan is a philanthropist and former neurosurgeon, and he created the Paloma Foundation to fund organizations that assist marginalized people in Toronto. His commitment to peace in the Middle East is exemplified by his support for the University of Haifa, the Michael and Amira Dan Professorship in Global Health at the University of Toronto, and the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. Dan is a Member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of the Order of Ontario.
Tarek Loubani is a Palestinian who lives in London, Ontario and in the Gaza Strip. He works as an emergency physician at the London Health Sciences Centre and Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital.