Lecture | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center
Dr. Jennifer Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk will build on the work of Amartya Sen, and address health inequalities.
She is a leading scholar of global and domestic health policy and public health. She conducts theoretical and empirical studies of health equity to reduce global and national health inequities with a focus on the most impoverished populations worldwide, especially women and children. She will show how ethical claims have the power to motivate, delineate principles, duties and responsibilities, and hold global and national actors and institutions morally responsible for achieving common goals.
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