The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities.
This year’s lecture will feature Prof. Lawrence Gostin from Georgetown Law. Prof. Gostin will deliver his lecture, “Global Health Security in an Era of Explosive Pandemic Potential.” Pandemics pose a significant risk to security, economic stability, and development, costing the global economy an estimated $60 billion per year. Despite the certainty and magnitude of the threat, the global community has significantly underestimated and underinvested in preparing for pandemic threats. In his lecture, Prof. Gostin will make the case for fundamental reform of the international system to safeguard global health security.
Prof. Gostin is an internationally distinguished scholar on global health. He serves as Faculty Director and Founding Chair of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and holds Georgetown’s highest academic rank, “University Professor,” conferred by the University president. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
University of Michigan Law School, Hutchins Hall, Room 100
625 S. State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109
A light reception will follow the lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public.