Climate Consciousness Summit

Maria Leister
Education Director at Harvard Program on Refugee Trauma | MSc Bioethics
Beyond Borders – Understanding the Journey of Climate Migrants

Highlights from this session:

Maria's advocacy for climate migrants is not only deeply touching, but also does it bring awareness to a topic that is so often overlooked when we talk about climate crisis. She explains the concept of bioethics that is on the cutting edge of our time's legal disputes around climate migration. And she beautifully reminds us that as part of humanity we have commitments towards each other, commitments that we can and should face each and every day as individuals, communities and societies.

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Maria Leister

As the Director of Education and Community Development of the Harvard Program on Refugee Trauma, she is an advocate for the well-being and integration of trauma-affected refugees and newcomers.  She applies her understanding of the goals of initiatives impacting traumatised populations by cultivating culturally responsive networks of service providers and on bioethics. Maria stands at the forefront of endeavours aimed at creating enduring positive impacts in the lives of vulnerable communities. She has been an integral part of the HPRT faculty and a distinguished alumna of the Global Mental Health Program since 2016. She enriches her work with experiences together with immigration law, management consulting, organisational change strategy, and business development. Pursuing a Master’s degree at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics, Maria earned her JD from Indiana University, Bloomington School of Law and was awarded with a fellowship from Harvard University’s Office of the President.

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Abigael Kima
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Aboubacry Ly
Angaangaq
Angaangaq
Annika Kessel
Annika Kessel
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Bayo Akomolafe
Bayo Akomolafe
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Spirit
Brother Spirit
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres
Claudelice dos Santos
Claudelice dos Santos
Deb Dana
Deb Dana
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Elise Buckle
Elise Buckle
Emelina Corrales
Emelina Corrales
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Hazel Healy
Hazel Healy
Immad Ahmed
Immad Ahmed
Jason Spensley
Jason Spensley
Jem Bendell
Jem Bendell
John D. Liu
John D. Liu
Jojo Mehta
Jojo Mehta
Joshua Konkankoh
Joshua Konkankoh
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Karen O'Brien
Karen O'Brien
Kosha Joubert
Kosha Joubert
Leya Love
Leya Love
Linda Kabeira
Linda Kabeira
Louise Marra
Louise Marra
Margarita O. Zethelius
Margarita O. Zethelius
Maria Leister
Maria Leister
Mariama Williams
Mariama Williams
Marion Osieyo
Marion Osieyo
Matthew Green
Matthew Green
Nana Firman
Nana Firman
Nora Bateson
Nora Bateson
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Ousmane Pame
Ousmane Pame
Paul Dickinson
Paul Dickinson
Prajna Horn
Prajna Horn
Robin Lim
Robin Lim
Rola Hallam
Rola Hallam
Ruby Mendenhall
Ruby Mendenhall
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sarah Queblatin
Sarah Queblatin
Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar
Sonita Mbah
Sonita Mbah
Steffi Bednarek
Steffi Bednarek
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Legrand
Thomas Legrand
Vanda Witoto
Vanda Witoto
Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate
Wenderson Araujo
Wenderson Araujo