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Will hunger, disease and poverty ever disappear? Can you, as an individual, really do anything to help ease suffering around the world? Paul Farmer says “Yes.”

And he should know. He’s a charismatic doctor and social activist who chairs the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard. He has shown through his own work how hope, solidarity and faith can really have an impact in places like Haiti, Rwanda, Peru and Russia. And he has challenged students, audiences and readers to challenge their assumptions and doubt about healing the world. Now you can hear for yourself what this inspiring activist has to say about global health equity and social justice as he talks with New York Times reporter Claudia Dreifus. He’ll also be signing copies of his new book, To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation.

Bring your friends and learn how to make a difference!


Brief Bio

Paul Farmer is the United Nation’s Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti and Chair of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard. Among his numerous awards and honors is the MacArthur Foundation’s Genius Award. He is the author of To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation.

Claudia Dreifus,  one of this country’s leading interviewers, produces the “Conversation with...” feature for the Tuesday Science Section of The New York Times. Before becoming a science interviewer, she did the political interviews in The Sunday Magazine. She is the author of six books, including Higher Education? which she co-authored with political scientist, Andrew Hacker, It was one of the most widely reviewed books of 2010.  Her books, Scientific Conversations and Interview are used in journalism courses worldwide.  She’s also an adjunct professor of media and international affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and senior fellow at the World Policy Institute, a New York based think tank.

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