Cummings Peace Lecture 2015

March 3, 2015

A rare public appearance by the author and medical anthropologist as speaker at the University's annual Cummings Peace Lecture.

The University of Redlands is honored to host a rare public appearance by Dr. Paul Farmer presenting the 2015 Cummings Peace Lecture, "In the Company of the Poor," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 in the Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus. This event is open to the public and tickets are available for $10 at the Campus Diversity and Inclusion office in Hunsaker Center or by phone at 909-748-8297. Students and University staff and faculty attend free.

Dr. Farmer is a physician, medical anthropologist and chief strategist/co-founder of Partners In Health, an international nonprofit organization that provides direct health care services to those who are sick and living in poverty. He and his colleagues in the U.S. and abroad have pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in the U.S. and other countries.

Dr. Farmer also has written extensively on health and human rights, about the role of social inequalities in the distribution and outcome of infectious diseases, and about global health. His most recent book, Reimagining Global Health, co-edited with three colleagues, presents a distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems.

The Cummings Lecture on World Peace is a lecture designed to explore topics relating to peace and reconciliation on a national and global scale. The lecture was inaugurated in 1990 and is made possible by the estate of Oliver deWolf, a University of Redlands alumnus of the class of 1921, and Edith M. Cummings.

Posted: March 2, 2015