Back in September, we learned that Paul Farmer is coming to Cleveland on Monday, February 25, 2008.

Now, I hear he’s coming to central Ohio, for a speech at the Columbus Academy. According to an email blast from the Academy:

Paul Farmer, a true agent of change in global
healthcare, will be the guest speaker in Columbus Academy’s
2008 Phil Currier Lecture Series on February 6.

Farmer emerged from a humble childhood of poverty to become a worldwide
expert in providing public health services to impoverished communities. His clinical treatments have become the
global model for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS initiatives around the world. He received the MacArthur Genius Grant in
1993 and has also received support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation and the Global Fund. He was made known to the world by the popular
bestseller Mountains Beyond Mountains and a 2005 U.S. News & World Report article
(click here to read) that profiled him as one of "America’s
Best Leaders."

Farmer’s speech, which
will be free and open to the public, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Academy’s
Schoedinger Theatre. For more
information, contact US faculty member Kyle Tong at

See you there.