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Harvard Faculty to Lecture at East Tennessee

The fifth talk in this academic year’s Leading Voices in Public Health Lecture Series through East Tennessee’s College of Public Health will take place Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Centre in Johnson City.

Dr. Norman Daniels, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present “Is There a Global Right to Health with Better Global Governance?”

A member of the Institute of Medicine, a Fellow of the Hastings Center, a Founding Member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and of the International Society for Equity in Health, he has consulted with a remarkably wide range of organizations, commissions, and governments in the U.S. and abroad on issues of justice and health policy.

He has published over 200 articles and authored and co-authored many books related to health care and social justice.  His current research focuses on adapting the “benchmarks of fairness” for use in less developed countries on developing fair process for priority and limit-setting decisions about resource allocation in various settings, and on issues of global justice.

He received his BA degrees from Wesleyan and Oxford, and his PhD from Harvard.

Prior to the lecture, a meet-and-greet with Daniels will take place from 5:00-5:45.

The Leading Voices in Public Health Lecture series began in 2007.  Since that time, over 8,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the general public have participated in over three dozen events.  The Justice Health and Humanities Lecture, which is co-sponsored by the College of Public Health, The Public Health Student Association, and the ETSU Department of Philosophy and Humanities, is free and open to the public.  It will also be available via livestream at http://elearning.etsu.edu/live/publichealth.htm.

For more information, call 423-439-4243.  For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.