"Procurando Nosso Espaco (Seeking Our Space)"
Choreography: Alison Kibbe in collaboration with the dancers
Music: Vem Menina (samba song from Rio de Contas, Brazil); Adao Adao, Cade Salome (capoeira song); Washerwoman Blues by Bessie Smith; Quick Reaction and Satisfaction by Etta James; interviews conducted summer 2011 in Bahai, Brazil with female capoeiristas and sambadeiras
Accompaniment: Katya Wesolowski
Costumes: Alison Kibbe
Dancers: Destani Bizune, Chanelle Croxton, Michaela Dwyer, Alison Kibbe, Michael Oliver
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/09/21/Reflections_on_Leadership_for_Social_Change
Dr. Paul Farmer, Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, describes the "unbroken chain of events" that led him to his work in Haiti. He explains that he wanted to be a physician until he took an undergraduate class in medical anthropology, advising current students to "be open to letting a class change your life."
Part of the inauguration of Jim Yong Kim as 17th president of Dartmouth, the panel discussion features General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Brown University president Ruth Simmons, Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, Freddie Mac head Ed Haldeman, and global health pioneer Dr. Paul Farmer talking with professor Sydney Finkelstein about the future of education, business, and social justice. - Dartmouth College
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer is Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he is also Chair, and a founding director of Partners In Health, an international non-profit organization that provides direct health care services and undertakes research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Dr. Farmers work draws primarily on active clinical practice and focuses on community-based treatment strategies for infectious diseases in resource-poor settings, health and human rights, and the role of social inequalities in determining disease distribution and outcomes. He is Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) in Boston, and served for ten years as medical director of a charity hospital, LHôpital Bon Sauveur, in rural Haiti. Along with his colleagues at BWH, in the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change at HMS, and in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Malawi, Dr. Farmer has pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies for AIDS and tuberculosis (including multidrug-resistant tuberculosis).
Dr. Farmer and his colleagues have successfully challenged the policymakers and critics who claim that quality health care is impossible to deliver in resource-poor settings.
Duke University Professor Orin Starn casts his anthropological eye on two topics most academics wouldn't touch: celebrity scandal and golf.
By dissecting the social, economic and political strands of "Tigergate," Starn's book The Passion of Tiger Woods: An Anthropologist Reports on Golf, Race, and Celebrity Scandal gets at the heart of American culture in the 21st Century.
Duke University Professor Orin Starn answers questions about his new book "The Passion of Tiger Woods" and American golf culture during a live "Office Hours" conversation January 26, 2012. Duke alumnus and PGA golfer Joe Ogilvie comments in a video via Skype. Moderating the conversation is David Jarmul, associate vice president of news and communications at Duke. Learn more at http://www.dukeofficehours.com and http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=49086&viewby=author&lastname=Starn&firstname=Orin&middlename=&sort=newest.
Two world-renowned historians reflect on the role of the historian in their respective societies and their own involvements in national and local debates around historical truth, political identity, and social reform.
Africa's Place-in-theWorld: James Ferguson and Achille Mbembe in Conversatio. The Concilium on Southern Africa is extremely pleased to announce an upcoming public conversation between distinguished scholars James Ferguson, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University and Achille Mbembe, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Anne-Maria Makhulu from Duke Univeristy will be the moderator.