Physician and Anthropologist Paul Farmer to Give Gruber Lecture on March 2

Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on March 2, 2015, at 4:30 pm in Room 127 at Yale Law School. Farmer’s lecture is titled “No Health, No Justice: Recent Lessons from West Africa.” Farmer will share insights from his current work, including battling ebola and growing inequality. He has created innovative models for delivering life-saving medical treatment in under-resourced settings. The event is open to the public.

WATCH a video of the lecture.

Other Gruber events will be held that week at Yale Law School. On March 3, there is a panel discussion, “In and Out of the Ivory Tower: How Can Northern Universities Advance Global Health Justice?” The panel is open to the Yale Law School community only. On March 4, a panel will be held about Haiti, titled “After the Quake: The Road Towards Health, Justice, and Development in Haiti.” The Haiti panel will be in the Faculty Lounge at noon and is open to the Yale community. To attend the panels, please RSVP.

Dr. Paul Farmer, physician and anthropologist, is chief strategist and co-founder of Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also serves as U.N. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on community-based medicine and lessons from Haiti. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent books are 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.

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights is a Yale University Program administered by Yale Law School. It was established in 2011 by philanthropists Peter and Patricia Gruber as part of The Gruber Foundation.