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Biehl gives first talk in President's Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 4:30 p.m. · 101 Friend Center

The first talk in the 2008-09 President's Lecture Series will feature Joćo Biehl, a professor of anthropology, speaking on "Social Innovation in Global Health: When People Come First" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in 101 Friend Center.

Biehl's talk will explore the limits of "magic-bullet" approaches to global health problems and the advantages of "people-centered" initiatives. Biehl will draw from his study of Brazil's effort to universalize access to life-saving AIDS therapies and the repercussions of this initiative throughout the country's government, markets, health systems and personal lives. He also will report on a project to study global AIDS treatments that he is undertaking with undergraduate and graduate students through Princeton's Grand Challenges Program.

Biehl's talk is the first of two scheduled for this year's President's Lecture Series. Leonard Barkan, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, will deliver the second talk, titled "Did Eating Have a Renaissance? Mapping a Scholarly Itinerary From Past to Repast," at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 101 Friend.

The lecture series was started by President Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields.

The talks will be webcast; for viewing information, visit the Webmedia site.

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