Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., is University Professor and Director at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University and the President of the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation in New York City. He is also a Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine and Molecular Parasitology at New York University and Director of the Tropical Disease Center at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has served as the Chief Advisor on Humanitarian and Public Health Issues for three Presidents of the United Nations General Assembly and for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. His career in tropical medicine and humanitarian operations began in Calcutta in 1959; he has carried out medical, relief, and epidemiological research in 70 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has written or edited 33 books, translated into many languages, and more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals on subjects ranging from public health and tropical diseases to humanitarian assistance, foreign affairs, Irish literature, and history. He holds numerous Honorary Doctorates from universities around the world.
"Even in Chaos should be required reading for everyone concerned about the desperate plight of too many children in the world. As many voices in this book remind us, education is our most powerful weapon in this war." -- -Tom Brokaw " I have done voluntary work for UNICEF and other UN agencies during military conflicts and afterwards. I found this book enthralling reading -a hands on fresh account and examination of both achievements and on-going mistakes. Children's education has always been a passion of mine. A huge thanks to all the writers and especially to Doctor Cahill." -- -Vanessa Redgrave "I thank Dr. Cahill for bringing together the important contributions to this book and am confident that it will make us feel strong and more prepared in our commitment to better protect our learners, their teachers and all those involved in the delivery of their right to education. I believe these efforts have enabled us to make progress toward these important goals and see increasing awareness of right to education in emergencies as part of the legacy of my Presidency." -- -H.E. Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann President of the Sixty-third Session of the United Nations General Assembly, from the foreword