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Lecture by Paul Farmer: The Caregiver’s Disease – The History & Political Economy of Ebola in West Africa

Posted: 1/9/2018 (Local Events)

This lecture has reached capacity. As a courtesy, we will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis, with a line beginning at 6:30 pm in Kane Hall. We will also post a video of Farmer’s lecture at

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is a founding director of Partners in Health, an international non-profit that provides direct health care and conducts research and advocacy on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Farmer is Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard University and is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Farmer holds an MD and a PhD from Harvard University. He is the United Nations Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti. His books include In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation.

Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the American Medical Association’s Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his Partners in Health 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 & Sciences.

Farmer delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities. Free and open to the public.

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Date: 02/07/2018

Time: 7:00-8:30 PM

Location: Kane Hall, Room 130