Princeton Seminar on Global Health: "The convergence and catastrophes of civilizations"
Featuring Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Reception to follow in Shultz Dining Room
Directions and parking information
Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, will give a public lecture entitled "Prospects for Human Health: But Not as You Know It." The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with global health experts Robert Marten (Rockefeller Foundation), Adel Mahmoud (Princeton University) and Jeffrey L. Sturchio (Rabin Martin) on the private sector’s role in supporting countries in achieving the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The Princeton Seminar on Global Health convenes members of academe, the private sector, civil society and concerned members of the community to explore issues around improving global health quality, equity and access in a multi-disciplinary, multisectoral context.
Audience: This event is free and open to the public.
Richard Horton, FRCP, FRCPCH, FMedSci
Richard Horton is Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet. He was born in London and is half Norwegian. He qualified in physiology and medicine from the University of Birmingham in 1986. He then joined The Lancet in 1990, moving to New York as North American Editor in 1993. Richard was the first President of the World Association of Medical Editors and he is a Past-President of the US Council of Science Editors. He is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University College London, and the University of Oslo. He has also received honorary doctorates in medicine from the University of Birmingham, UK, and the Universities of Umea and Gothenburg in Sweden. He is a Council member of University of Birmingham. In 2011, he was appointed co-chair of the independent Expert Review Group overseeing delivery of the UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy of Women's and Children's Health. He is a Senior Associate of the UK health-policy think-tank, the Nuffield Trust. Richard received the Edinburgh medal in 2007 and the Dean’s medal from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2009. He has written two reports for the Royal College of Physicians of London: Doctors in Society (2005) and Innovating for Health (2009). He wrote Health Wars (2003) about contemporary issues in medicine and health, and he has written regularly for The New York Review of Books and the TLS. He has a strong interest in global health and medicine’s contribution to our wider culture. In 2011, he was elected a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine.
Robert Marten, MPP, MPH
Robert Marten joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2010. Mr. Marten manages relationships with current and prospective grantees throughout the grantmaking process, coordinates Foundation work with partners, and conducts research in support of the strategic development and execution of Foundation initiatives. He works on the Transforming Health Systems (THS) initiative. Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Marten worked as a consultant with the World Bank, the World Health Organization and German Technical Cooperation in Zambia and South Africa. He also worked as a researcher at the Global Public Policy Institute in Germany and served as a United Nations Volunteer on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam. Mr. Marten received a bachelor’s degree from McGill University, a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, a certificate in global health effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health, a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and is pursuing a doctoral degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Event location and parking information
The event will be held in Robertson Hall, located at the intersection of Washington Road and Prospect Avenue.
> Google Maps driving directions to Robertson Hall
(listed on Google Maps as "Woodrow Wilson School")
Before 5pm, metered parking is available on Prospect Avenue, William Street and Olden Street. Please check meters for maximum time limits; some of the meters on Prospect Avenue have a two-hour limit, and tickets are issued for meter-feeding in those spots.
If no metered parking spots are available, free parking is available in two visitor lots on campus. Because these lots are located relatively far from the event location, extra time must be allowed for either walking or taking the campus shuttle to Robertson Hall.
After 5pm, visitors may park in most of the University's numbered parking lots, including Lot 21 and West Garage. Lots 10 and 13 on William Street are the most convenient to Robertson Hall. See the visitor parking map for details.