Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series
For the 25th Anniversary of the Stanley P. Stone Distinguished Lecture Series, CGS is proud to announce that internationally-renowned global health advocate Dr. Paul Farmer will come to campus for a lecture titled, The Current State of Global Health.
2015 Event Details
Wednesday, November 4, 4 p.m.
Lecture, followed by Q&A and book signing
Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, College of General Studies
Free and open to the public
About the Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul Farmer
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and has undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Dr. Farmer is the Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.
Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the US and in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Malawi have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings.
Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent book is Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction. Other titles include To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation; Haiti After the Earthquake; Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader; Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Right, and the New War on the Poor; The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues; and AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame.
Dr. Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.