The University of Iowa Lecture Committee will kick off its fall semester lecture series today with a talk by Dr. Paul Farmer (AAA member), a world-wide leader in global health and social justice issues.
The Fourth Annual Cassandra S. Foens, M.D. Lecture, presented in partnership with the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Office of Global Programs, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU). In his speech, titled “Haiti: An Unnatural Disaster,” Farmer will speak about his decades of work in Haiti, giving an analysis of the country before, during and after the 2010 earthquake.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and UI students presenting student identification will receive priority seating at the event.
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