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To Repair the World Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

ISBN-10: 0520275977
ISBN-13: 9780520275973
Edition: 2013
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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 294
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Here, for the first time, is a collection of short speeches by the charismatic doctor and social activist Paul Farmer. One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Engaging, often humorous, and always inspiring, these speeches bring to light the brilliance and force of Farmer's vision in a single, accessible volume.A must-read for graduates, students, and everyone seeking to help bend the arc of history toward justice,To Repair the World:• Challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights;• Champions the power of partnership against global poverty, climate change, and other pressing problems today;• Overturns common assumptions about health disparities around the globe by considering the large-scale social forces that determine who gets sick and who has access to health care;• Discusses how hope, solidarity, faith, and hardbitten analysis have animated Farmer's service to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Rwanda, Russia, and elsewhere;• Leaves the reader with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more human place.

William Jefferson Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe IV on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. His father, an automobile parts salesman, was killed in a car accident three months before he was born. At the age of fifteen, Bill changed his name to that of his stepfather Roger's as a gesture of goodwill to both him and his mother. Clinton attended Hot Springs High School where he was very active in the student government, among other things. In 1963, Clinton was chosen to attend the American Legion Boys State, a government and leadership conference in Little Rock, where he was elected a senator and given the opportunity to go to Washington D. C. and meet President John F. Kennedy. Clinton attended Georgetown University after he graduated from high school, where he majored in International Studies. He interned for Senator William Fulbright of Arkansas, and with him became an opponent of the Vietnam War. Clinton won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he studied for two years before attending the University of Arkansas Law School. There he was issued a draft letter and joined ROTC, but was never called up since he received a high number for the draft lottery. In 1970, Clinton entered Yale Law School and worked for George McGovern's presidential campaign in 1972. He graduated from Yale in 1973, and worked for a short time in D. C. as a staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee. In 1974, Clinton entered his first political race, against Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, losing to the Congressman by 2 percent. In 1976, he was elected Arkansas Attorney General and in '78 ran for Arkansas Governor, winning the race 63% to 37%. He lost the reelection two years later because of Cuban refugee issues, but regained the title in 1982, and held it till he became President in 1993. Bill Clinton announced his run for President on October 3, 1991, and with Al Gore as his Vice President, took office on January 20, 1993 at the age of 46. He was one of the youngest men to hold the office of President and the first Democrat to be elected since 1976. As President, Clinton worked on health care reform, cut federal spending, created jobs, reduced the deficit and enacted the Assault Weapon Ban as part of the Crime Bill. He also helped Israel and Jordan achieve a peace treaty, enabled a peace accord between Israel and Palestine and contributed to the cease fire in Northern Ireland. Clinton stepped down from the Presidency in 2000 to make way for George W. Bush, and established himself in offices in Harlem, New York City, New York, while his wife was elected to the U.S. Senate, representing New York State.

Foreword
Introduction
Reimagining Equity
General Anesthesia for the (Young Doctor's) Soul? Brown Medical School, Commencement 2001
Epiphany, Metanoia, Praxis: Turning Road Angst into Hope-and Action Boston College, Commencement 2005
Three Stories, Three Paradigms, and a Critique of Social Entrepreneurship Skoll World Forum, Oxford University 2008
The Story of the Inhaler College of the Holy Cross, Commencement 2012
Countering Failures of Imagination Northwestern University, Commencement 2012
The Future of Medicine and the Big Picture
If You Take the Red Pill: Reflections on the Future of Medicine Harvard Medical School, Class Day 2003
Medicine as a Vocation University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Commencement 2004
Haiti After the Earthquake Harvard Medical School, Talks@Twelve Speaker Series 2010
The Tetanus Speech University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Commencement 2010
Health, Human Rights, and Unnatural Disasters
Global Health Equity and the Missing Weapons of Mass Salvation Harvard School of Public Health, Commencement 2004
Making Public Health Matter Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Commencement 2006
Unnatural Disasters and the Right to Health Care Tulane School of Medicine, Commencement 2008
Exploring the Adjacent Possible Georgetown University, Commencement 2011
Service, Solidarity, Social Justice
Who Stands Fast? Union Theological Seminary, Union Medal Acceptance Speech 2006
Courage and Compassion in the Time of Guant�namo Emory University, Commencement 2007
Spirituality and Justice All Saints Parish (Brookline, MA), Spirituality and Justice Award Acceptance Speech 2008
Making Hope and History Rhyme Princeton University, Commencement 2008
The Drum Major Instinct Boston University, Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2009
Accompaniment as Policy Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Commencement 2011
Notes
Acknowledgments

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