The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is co-sponsoring the event below, and we encourage you to attend! Ed Aguilar, CFPA's Pennsylvania Director, is one of the speakers.
To join by Zoom from 3:00-4:30 PM on Sunday, October 24, click here. See speaker bios under the flyer below.
Christiaan Morssink, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Christiaan Morssink is the current treasurer of the United Nations Association-GP, and has had executive board positions with the UNA-GP since 2006. Dr. Morssink’s professional background is public health policy, specifically around professionalization. Christiaan has developed a network of collaborative relations in the city and has become active with several organizations. He is founding member and current president of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative, re-branded the Global Water Alliance; a network of professionals and volunteers joined to make progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing mostly on water availability and sanitation. Also, in 2009 he joined the advisory board of the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center. In 2010 Dr. Morssink became one of the founding board members of the networking initiative, the Global Philadelphia Association.
One of his main interests is Urban Farming as a substantial venue for complementary food sources for the world food supply, and he has specifically promoted SPIN Farming as model of expanding the scope of subsistence farming at the World Water Forum in 2009 in Istanbul.
In addition to wanting to rid the world of landmines and cluster bombs, Christiaan is interested in the elimination of social inequities and the related consequences for health, nationally and globally. From a development and sustainability perspective Christiaan is focusing much energy on the need to rethink and restructure the global food production, our educational, parochially oriented curricula and international labor practices.
Dr. Morssink holds Candidandus and Doctorandus degrees in cultural anthropology and non-Western sociology, respectively, from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, an MPH from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.