2014 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture with Paul Farmer, MD, PhD: June 5, 2014

This annual lecture series honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, 1940-2002, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

The 2014 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture will be given by Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist who works and writes on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He will reflect on his experience working in Haiti, the only republic to arise from a successful slave revolt, and in Rwanda, now twenty years past the genocide.

Health and Human Rights: Lessons from Haiti and Rwanda

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and the Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder, Partners in Health; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:30pm

International House Assembly Hall

1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL [map]

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm; seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Program and lecture, 6:30-8pm. Reception to follow the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program.

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the Office of Programs & External Relations in advance of the program at 773-753-2274.

The program will be cablecast live on CAN TV channel 27 with live streaming available at cantv.org/watch. The video will also be available to stream on the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights website later in June. Additional cablecast dates, times and channels are as follows:

  • Sunday, June 15th, 2:30 PM, Channel 21
  • Tuesday, June 17th, 9:00 AM, Channel 19
  • Friday, June 20th, 2:00 PM, Channel 21

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