O.C. Hubert Lecture by Arthur Kleinman: "Caregiving: What Distinguishes the Social Medicine Approach to Global Health" 

Thursday, April 26, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030


Portrait of Dr. Arthur Kleinman
Arthur Kleinman

A leading figure in medical and global health, Arthur Kleinman will deliver Agnes Scott College’s 2018 O.C. Hubert Lecture. In the lecture, Kleinman will consider the place of care in society, including global health, and will address the inherent confrontation between social justice and scarcity approaches to global health as they affect the ordinary lives of real people.

Reservations encouraged.

The O.C. Hubert Lecture in Public Service is hosted by Agnes Scott’s Department of Public Health and is a part of the Hubert Scholars Program in Public Service. The lecture is designed to further student interest in public service by bringing to campus an individual engaged in service to humanity. 

About Arthur Kleinman

Arthur Kleinman is professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Esther and Sidney Rabb professor of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University and was the Victor and William Fung Director of Harvard University’s Asia Center from 2008-2016.

Kleinman has published six single-authored books, including Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture; Social Origins of Distress and Disease: Depression, Neurasthenia and Pain in Modern China; Rethinking Psychiatry; The Illness Narratives; Writing at the Margin; and What Really Matters. He has also co-edited books on culture and depression; SARS in China; world mental health; suicide; placebos; AIDS in China; and the relationship of anthropology to philosophy (The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy). He is currently finishing a book on caregiving.