Kennedy School Forum: Practicing medicine in violent places; physician Paul Farmer to deliver Gustuv Pollak Lecture

Contact: Molly Lanzarotta
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: March 31, 2005

Cambridge, MA — Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will deliver the 2005 Gustuv Pollak Lecture at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on April 5. The public address, “Difficult and Dangerous: Practicing Medicine in Violent Places,” will begin at 8 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Farmer is a Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School and Medical Co-Director of the Clinique Bon Sauveur in Haiti. Farmer is also co- founder of “Partners in Health,” a non-profit organization working to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need.

The Gustav Pollak Lectureship was founded in 1951 by Leo Silver as a memorial to journalist Gustav Pollak who wrote for The Nation and other publications in the early 20th century.

Reporters who wish to attend the event should contact the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

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