Featured speakers:Amanda Burke, Veteran, US Marine CorpsProgram Operations, Team Rubicon Kathleen West, DrPH Lecturer, Social Welfare Instructor for Military Families class First in a series of discussions about Global State of Affairs with Military, Fragile States, and Citizens’ Role at Home and Abroad in Global Policy and Social Welfare Despite the “drawdown” of US Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq wars and Force size reduction, the skills of the US military are increasingly called upon in many places around the world to do much more than fight. This Brown Bag Lunch Symposia will discuss realities of the military today, how and why many vets are “repurposing” their military skills for disaster work, and confront the knowledge and engagement gap between civilians and our military and veterans and their families – Team Rubicon is a volunteer-based disaster relief organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. TR seeks to provide veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: Purpose, gained through disaster relief; Community, built by serving with others; and Self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, TR also aims to “bridge the gap” between military and civilian life, even as it bridges the gap between disaster response and stricken community’s needs. http://www.teamrubiconusa.org/our-mission/ Sponsored by:Department of Social Welfare Global Public Affairs at Luskin School of Public Affairs For further info contact: Laura Alongi at firstname.lastname@example.org
US Military’s Global Role in Disaster Response, Humanitarian Aid, Health, Security, and War: Veterans Are Stepping Up to Help — What’s Our Role as Civilians?
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