The Birth of Public Health: A Contemporary Story

Date: 24 April 2013
Time: 2:45 - 4:00pm
Venue: CPD-LG.09, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong


posterThe Birth of Public Health: A Contemporary Story by Didier Fassin (James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; fomer Vice President, Doctors without Borders; Visiting Research Professor, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU)

About the Speaker:
Didier Fassin is the James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and until 2003, was vice president of Doctors without Borders. He has been appointed to a Visiting Research Professorship at the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine. Prof Fassin trained and practiced as a physician and holds a doctorate in anthropology. In his work he has developed an ethnographic approach to study critical public health issues within socio-cultural and political contexts. Among his books are When Bodies Remember: Experience and Politics of AIDS in South Africa (University of California Press, 2007) and The Empire of Trauma: An Inquiry into the Condition of Victimhood (with Richard Rechtman, Princeton University Press, 2009).

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