Video On Demand

Is it Possible to Avert Collapse?—Gaza: The Human Toll

December 15, 2023 • 9:00 – 10:15 am EST

The CSIS live studio conversations, ‘Gaza: The Human Toll,’ are a product of the CSIS Bipartisan Alliance for Global Health Security, with co-sponsorship of the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda and the CSIS Middle East Program. The show will convene regularly during this crisis period to capture clearly and accurately the evolving humanitarian and health situation inside Gaza, understand how the conduct of the conflict is shaping outcomes and future policy and operational choices, think carefully about what may lie ahead, and hear from key operational international agencies and NGOs providing humanitarian assistance, as well as other experts with vital insights. Throughout these conversations, speakers will explore current and proposed U.S. policies.

This session will explore where things stand two weeks after the resumption of war in the human dimension of the conflict. Health and humanitarian operations reportedly are at—or near—collapse in Gaza. Has the conduct of the war changed? Is it possible to avert collapse? If not, what lies ahead? 

Additional speakers to be confirmed.

This event is made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program
Lana Wreikat
Deputy Director, UNICEF Emergency Operations