Fulfilling the Right to Health: Lessons from South Africa

A Lecture by Dr. Robert Lawrence

Human Rights Awareness Week
Sponsored by The Human Rights Initiative, Department of Public Health, Benjamin Rush Honor Society, Office of Pre-Healing Arts, CLAS, Ware Institute for Civic Engagement, International Studies, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Thursday, March 22, 2012
5 p.m.

Dr. Lawrence is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in internal medicine. He served for three years as an epidemic intelligence service officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Public Health Service. In 1974, he was appointed as the first director of the Division of Primary Care at Harvard Medical School.

From 1984 to 1989, Dr. Lawrence chaired the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Lawrence has participated in human rights investigations on behalf of PHR or other human rights groups to Chile, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kosovo, the Philippines and South Africa.

In 1996 Dr. Lawrence became the founding director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and staff that focuses attention on equity, health, and the Earth's resources. Research, education, and advocacy examine the relationships among diet, food production systems, the environment, and human health. 

Reception for ONE GOAL begins at 4:45 pm;  Dr. Robert Lawrence will begin speaking at 5:00 pm. 

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.

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