Panel on global health equity, legacy of Paul Farmer, April 18

Join the Marquette College of Nursing, the Department of Theology and the Institute for Women’s Leadership for a panel on global health equity and the legacy of Paul Farmer on Tuesday, April 18, at 5 p.m. in Clark Hall 111. 

In this panel moderated by Claire Fellbaum, a senior student, three experts on global health, bioethics and theology will engage in a conversation on global health equity.  

As a global health leader and co-founder of Partners In Health, Paul Farmer was innovative in his way of delivering healthcare to the poorest parts of the world. Liberation theology was a motivation for his work, grounded in a preferential option for the poor in healthcare.  

Following Farmer’s death in February 2022, a group of international scholars joined together to begin a conversation about Farmer’s legacy for global health and theological ethics. As a result, they published “A Prophet to the Peoples: Paul Farmer’s Witness and Theological Ethics.” This book will guide this panel, which includes:

  • Dr. Laura Cassidy, professor and director of epidemiology, associate dean of global health and founding director of masters in global health equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Alexandre Martins, assistant professor of theology in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and co-editor of “A Prophet to the Peoples: Paul Farmer’s Witness and Theological Ethics”
  • Jessica Zemlak, assistant professor in the College of Nursing

RSVP to before Friday, April 14.