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Author Jessica Alexander Featured Speaker at Danbury Hospital’s Global Health Evening, January 8th

Thursday, January 02, 2014 - Danbury, CT

Jessica Alexander, author of the newly-published book titled "Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid," will be the featured speaker at Danbury Hospital's next Global Health Evening hosted by Dr. Majid Sadigh, Director of Global Health at Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Health Network. Jessica Alexander, daughter of Danbury Hospital/Western Connecticut Medical Group cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Alexander, will talk about her book and what inspired her to dive into the humanitarian aid community. The program takes place on Wednesday, January 8, 2013 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gerard D. Robilotti Conference Room located on the 5th floor of the Tower Building.

In Alexander's eye opening memoir, Chasing Chaos delivers an honest and compelling account that sheds light on the realities of life as an aid worker and transports readers to some of the most troubled locations around the world that show us not only the seemingly impossible challenges, but also the moments of resilience and recovery. Signed copies of Alexander's 400-page book "Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid" will also be available for sale.

About the Author

Jessica Alexander is a former Fulbright scholar who has worked for various NGOs as well as UN agencies. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University, and the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Alexander received a Master of Public Health and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in 2005. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, focusing her research on accountability in humanitarian action.

For more information about Western Connecticut Health Network’s Global Health programs, please call Gina Lacey, Coordinator, Danbury Hospital Office of Medical Education and Research at (203) 739-4964.

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