Thu, Dec 05, 2013: 2013 Dr. Zofia Pakula Lecture by Dr. James Orbinski

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2013 Dr. Zofia Pakula Lecture


Dr. James Orbinski


Equity, Global Health and the Pursuit of Justice

With introductory remarks by Professor Ursula Franklin and welcome by Dr. Donald Cole

Thursday, December 5th, promptly at 5pm.
The Great Hall, Hart House
7 Hart House Circle
University of Toronto

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Dr. Orbinski will explore Equity in Global Health from a Justice oriented perspective. Global Health in its broadest conceptualization connotes well-being in a state of justice. Achieving this requires innovation in relation to prior practice or tradition. Reducing injustice and enhancing global health is a matter of practical action. Drawing on his twenty-five years of international experience, Dr. Orbinski will argue that justice in the context of global health is most effectively pursued when grounded in the pragmatic pursuit of equity, the high ideals of humanity, and the pursuit of the public good.

The 2013 Dr. Zofia Pakula Public Lecture is the second in a series investigating themes relating to Public Health, Peace, and Conflict Resolution; how global peace is essential for global health. The lectures are made possible by an endowment by Dr. Pakula’s son, Andrew, in memory of his mother, a courageous Holocaust survivor and a compassionate physician. The lectures, with international and local speakers, are presented by the Global Health Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health in collaboration with the Master of Global Affairs Program, Munk School of Global Affairs, Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Doctors Without Borders Canada, and Science for Peace.

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