Haiti after the Earthquake

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Date/Time:Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 at 7:00 pm
Location:Stephens Auditorium
Channel:Lecture Series
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Global humanitarian, medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving healthcare for the world's poorest people. He is a founding director of the international nonprofit organization Partners In Health, chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. [World Affairs Series]

Additional books by Paul Farmer's include:

Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader
Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor
The Uses of Haiti
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues
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 Partners in Health colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

Dr. Farmer received his Bachelor's degree in 1982 from Duke University and his MD and a PhD in anthropology simultaneously in 1990 from Harvard University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.