Aftershocks: The Armenian Earthquake and Humanitarianism at the End of the Cold War?
|Starts:||17:00 12 Dec 2018|
|Ends:||19:00 12 Dec 2018|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Professor A D Redmond, Emeritus Professor, Dr Joanne Laycock, Mr Ara Nahabedian, MD MS BS|
On December 7 1988, an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck Armenia, killing an estimated 25,000 people, injuring 15,000, and devastating the cities of Spitak and Leninakan (Gyumri). The scale of destruction, and the extensive humanitarian need that followed, stunned the international community. In response, this earthquake saw the first delivery of international aid into the Soviet Union since the beginning of the Cold War. 2018 marks 30 years since the crisis of the Armenian Earthquake. To mark this anniversary, this event brings together an expert panel of scholars and humanitarian practitioners to reflect on the humanitarian response to the earthquake, its impact on a world divided by the Cold War, and its continuing legacies both for the Armenian population, but also the humanitarian community.
Professor A D Redmond, Emeritus Professor
Role: HCRI Deputy Director and Professor of International Emergency Medicine
Organisation: University of Manchester
Dr Joanne Laycock
Role: Senior Lecturer in Modern History
Organisation: University of Manchester.
Mr Ara Nahabedian, MD MS BS
Role: Orthopaedic Surgeon (retired)
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Samuel Alexander Theatre
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