Dr. Paul Farmer, whose humanitarian work was recounted in the Tracy Kidder book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, will participate in “A Conversation with Paul Farmer” Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Yawkey Center’s Murray Function Room. He will be interviewed by Church in the 21st Century Center Director Thomas Groome, a professor in the School of Theology and Ministry, on the theme of accompaniment in practice. Dr. Farmer is co-founder of Partners in Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bring sustainable, modern health care to the poorest regions of the world. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Boston College in 2005. He also serves as UN Special Advistor to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti. Dr. Farmer is the author or co-author of several books, including Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction; To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation, and Haiti: After the Earthquake. Sponsor: C21 Center.
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