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October 5–6, 2006

Global Health in the Time of Violence

Co-chaired by Paul Farmer, The Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University; and Linda M. Whiteford, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida

Over two days in October 2006, a group of medical anthropologists meeting at SAR discussed meanings of global health, manifestations of violence, and the ways health is affected by violence. “We addressed global forces, many of them shaped by neoliberal policies that create conditions of profound inequity, which in turn foster and sustain violence—whether physical, political, symbolic, or the structural violence of poverty, racism, and other forms of injustice and inequality,” reported organizers Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford, and Paul Farmer, the 2006 J. I. Staley Prize winner.