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Drauzio Varella, M.D. - "Health and My City"

Feb 21, 2014 04:30PM to 06:00PM

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Drauzio Varella, MD, Noted Public Commentator on Issues of Prison Conditions, Social Welfare, Government and Literature

Drauzio Varella, M.D., Brazil’s most influential public health doctor and author, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall.  Dr. Varella’s talk is part of a two-day conference (Feb 20-22, 2014) titled, “Health and the City,” organized by the Collaborative Network on "Race and Citizenship in the Americas," the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Program in Global Health and Health Policy.

In addition to medicine, Varella is noted as a public commentator on issues such as prison conditions, social welfare, government, literature and his professed atheism and skepticism.  He is  the author of the international best-seller “Carandiru Lockdown: Inside the World's Most Dangerous Prison,” a memoir of working in Sao Paulo’s harshest prison for over ten years, which sold some 600,000 copies and has been translated by Simon & Schuster. He also writes for major newspapers and a weekly TV program in Brazil.

This event is co-sponsored by the Princeton-University São Paulo Partnership, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, the Department of Anthropology, and the Council for International Teaching and Research.