Jamal Martin, director of Peace and Justice Studies, and lecturer in Africana Studies and clinical assistant professor in Family and Community Medicine, speaks on “The Built Environment and Population Health Inequities under ‘Settler Colonialism’ in Palestine and Israel,” Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. in room 256 in the Communication and Journalism Building.

This talk, which is free and open to the public, is part of a cross-disciplinary colloquium series on Islam and the Middle Easter after the Arab Spring.

Under the gaze of political ecology, environmental conflict, pathologies of power, militarization and structural violence, this talk will give an overview of human security using cultural geography and forensic epidemiology, as tools in formulating health diplomacy.  It also includes transnational variables of religion and human rights capabilities approaches for transforming a comprehensive just peace.

Martin has degrees are from Hawaii Pacific University, the University of Hawaii and the University of New Mexico with complementary scholarship from the University of Michigan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Georgetown Law - Georgetown University.

The talk is sponsored by the UNM Office of Student Affairs, the Department Communication & Journalism, the National Security Studies Program and the Religious Studies Program.