Speakers


Georgi Kroupin PhD LMFT MA LP
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Dr. Georgi Kroupin was born and raised in Russia in the city of Saratov, on Volga River, Central Russia. In 1989 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Moscow State University. In 2011 received a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the U of MN Department of Family Social Science. In 1994 he started seeing patients at the Center for International Health as a volunteer and in 1995 joined the CIH as a provider. Besides doing individual and family therapy with CIH patients, he taught Family Therapy-related classes at the St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has done conference and community presentations on topics of Cross-Cultural Mental Health and Collaborative Healthcare. In 2000 he co-authored a chapter on New American Families in a Handbook of Family Development and Intervention and in 2007 co-authored two chapters on refugee mental health in “Immigrant medicine” Handbook. In 2011-2012 he served as an interim co-director of the Center for International Health, and is currently a lead mental health provider at the CIH.

Zozeya Hassan
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Zozeya Hassan is mother of three daughters and survived from ISIS after two years in captivity. She was captured with her two daughters and husband in August 2014 by ISIS in Shingal/Mosul Iraq. After two days she was separated from her husband and father-in-law. She describes her harrowing story as that of other Yazidi women of torture and sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS. She was sold four times as a sex slave in Syria and Iraq and was forced to convert her religion. After two years she was bought back from ISIS by her family, and then brought to Canada by UNHCR. In August 2016 she was resettled to Canada as a goverment assisted refugee. Currently she is trying to rebuild her life and take care of her children. Her goal is to learn English and go to college. Unfortunately, she has no information about her husband’s fate.



Maya PrabhuMD LLB
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Maya Prabhu, MD, LLB, is an Assistant Professor with the Law and Psychiatry Division at the Yale School of Medicine. Her research and clinical areas of interest include forensic psychiatry, displaced populations, and issues at the nexus of health and international law. Dr. Prabhu obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School and completed Adult Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry training at Yale. Between medical school and residency, she graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law and practiced law with Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York and the United Nations Independent Inquiry into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Program. Dr. Prabhu has worked extensively with attorneys and health care providers on the management of secondary stress syndromes related to trauma-based work.


Bob Rae PC CC OOnt QC
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Born in Ottawa and a graduate of both the University of Toronto and Oxford, Bob Rae was first elected to the Parliament of Canada as the Member of Parliament for Broadview in a by-election in October, 1978. He was re-elected in 1979 and 1980, and resigned his seat in 1982 when elected Leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the riding of York South in 1982, and re-elected in 1985,1987, 1990, and 1995. After more than a decade as a partner at Goodmans LLP Bob returned to federal politics as the MP for Toronto Centre in 2008, first in a by-election and then in general elections in that year and 2011. Bob resigned his seat in 2013 to become senior partner at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP, where he works with First Nations as legal counsel, advisor, and negotiator.

Bob served as Ontario’s 21st Premier from 1990 to 1995 and Interim Federal Leader of the Liberal Party in 2011- 2013. He was named Queen’s Counsel in 1984, appointed to the Privy Council of Canada in 1998, named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2000, received the Order of Ontario in 2004 and Companion of the Order of Canada in 2015. In October, 2017 Bob was appointed as Special Envoy to Myanmar by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
In addition to his legal practice, Bob teaches at the University of Toronto as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance (SPPG), and as Distinguished Professor at Victoria College. He is a Fellow at the Forum of Federations, and consults internationally on governance issues. He has also written five books and two major reports, on the Air India bombing and higher education in Ontario. He writes and speaks regularly on public issues and also does ADR work with ADR Chambers.



Gabriel Schirvar
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Gabriel Schirvar is the USRAP Program Assistant for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and has contributed extensively to IOM’s LGBTI-related work. Since joining, they have authored three units of IOM’s comprehensive training package, “Working with LGBTI Persons in Forced Displacement and the Humanitarian Context.” The units prepare staff members to: (1) utilize an intersectional approach when identifying needs, (2) address LGBTI-specific health concerns, and (3) protect LGBTI survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Gabriel has also created training packages on migrant children and migrants with disabilities. Gabriel has traveled internationally to LGBTI facilitate training for IOM staff in addition to helping develop and lead two workshops for facilitators. Gabriel holds a master’s degree in Global Public Health from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.