Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned anthropologist & physician, plus TEDx
Renowned infectious-disease specialist and anthropologist Dr. Paul Farmer will present “Changing the Conversation about Global Health” to the UIndy community on October 6. Farmer, a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, is working to bring modern medicine to impoverished communities around the globe, from treating the sick and poor in Haiti to creating a program in Boston’s inner city to combat HIV. Farmer founded Partners in Health in 1987, which has since provided healthcare to more than two million people in need.
Also, UIndy is a presenting sponsor for the fourth annual TEDxIndianapolis on October 20, which bears the theme “Keep It Simple.” Covering such topics as art and design, sustainability, education, technology, and entrepreneurship, the speakers include tech and food innovator Chris Baggott; Digital Democracy founder Emily Jacobi; musician, music producer and yogi Paul Mahern; Nature Conservancy state director Mary McConnell; homeless advocate Maurice Young; and Creek Stewart, survival guide author and host of TV’s “Fat Guys in the Woods.”
TEDx has sold out each year since its debut in Indianapolis. (Not familiar with the TED phenomenon? Visit https://www.ted.com/.)