Dr. Paul Farmer in Ann Arbor

Paul E. Farmer, MD, PhD, Founding Director of Partners In Health and the subject of Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, will present a lecture, “Building a Health Care Movement: From Haiti to Rwanda,” on Monday, February 12 from 5-6 pm at Rackham Auditorium, hosted by the William Davidson Institute of the UM Ross School of Business. This event is sold out. Due to the high level of public interest, the Davidson Institute has arranged for a live video simulcast of Dr. Farmer's lecture.

The event will be simulcast at two locations of the Ann Arbor District Library: the Downtown Library, 343 S. Fifth Ave, in the lower level multi-purpose room, and the Malletts Creek Branch program room, 3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. The simulcasts are open to the public and free of charge.

For a complete list of simulcast locations, click here.


Where is the actual, physical event taking place?

The William Davidson Institute website gives the complete details of Dr. Farmer's lecture at Rackham Auditorium. Seats at Rackham are sold out, but please plan on attending a simulcast of the event at either of the AADL locations. Other simulcast locations are also listed on the Davidson Institute site.

Why no simulcast in Ypsilanti? Isn't the Reads program a joint venture?

Thanks for your question. You are correct, the Reads is a joint venture! However, this lecture is not an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads sponsored event, but rather a program sponsored by the University of Michigan William Davidson Institute. We're sorry for any confusion.