The Clark University President's Lecture Series presented Pulitzer Prize-wining author Tracy Kidder, who discussed his book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World.
Mountains Beyond Mountains was the suggested summer reading for the incoming Class of 2010, in keeping with Clarks theme for the 2006-07 academic year: Global Health and Social Justice. Kidders book links closely with this theme, focusing on Farmers career as a charismatic Harvard-based physician who founded Partners in Health (PIH) to fight tuberculosis in Haiti. Today, the organization is committed to bringing the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need in the worlds poorest and sickest communities.
Mountains Beyond Mountains
October 3, 2006
Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall, Clark University
RT: 68 minutes