Urban Studies is a community partner of the Milwaukee Film Festival, and we are partnered with the documentary film “Fatal Assistance” about the failure of international aid to rebuild post-earthquake
Monday, September 30th
-12:30 Brown Bag Lecture and Discussion by Mark Schuller, Cunningham 195. He will also speak at a Talkback, following the showing of the film at the Oriental Theater, 4-7 p.m.
Mark Schuller is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and NGO Leadership Development at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and others, Schuller’s research on globalization, NGOs, gender, and disasters in Haiti has been published in twenty book chapters and peer-reviewed articles as well as public media, including a column in the Huffington Post. He is the author of Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid, and NGOs (Rutgers, 2012) and co-editor of three volumes, including Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake (Kumarian Press, 2012). He is co-director / co-producer of the documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (Documentary Educational Resources, 2009). He serves on several boards and is active in many solidarity efforts.