Event Title

What Does Pakistan Have to Do with Haiti?

Speaker

Ethan Casey

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Description

In the same year, 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake and Pakistan suffered horrific floods leaving some two million people homeless and 20% of the country under water. Human suffering is human suffering, wherever it happens. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but they didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum. If Haiti meets our need to have someone to pity, Pakistan fulfills our need to have someone or something to fear. Fear, pity, and contempt are easy, self-indulgent emotions. Much more demanding is to cultivate and practice respect and work for justice.

About the Lecturer: Ethan Casey, veteran international journalist, editor, and author

Document Type

Event

Start Date

10-4-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2013 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Human suffering, Natural disasters, Haiti, Pakistan

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 10th, 12:00 PM Apr 10th, 1:15 PM

What Does Pakistan Have to Do with Haiti?

Fairhaven College Auditorium

In the same year, 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake and Pakistan suffered horrific floods leaving some two million people homeless and 20% of the country under water. Human suffering is human suffering, wherever it happens. The earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan were natural disasters, but they didn't happen in a geopolitical vacuum. If Haiti meets our need to have someone to pity, Pakistan fulfills our need to have someone or something to fear. Fear, pity, and contempt are easy, self-indulgent emotions. Much more demanding is to cultivate and practice respect and work for justice.

About the Lecturer: Ethan Casey, veteran international journalist, editor, and author