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Lecture Explores Public Health and Human Rights

Eric Stover, a leading expert on war, law and public health will speak at SDSU.
Eric Stover is a former executive director of Physicians for Human Rights and a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines.
Eric Stover is a former executive director of Physicians for Human Rights and a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines.

Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free public lecture at SDSU on Nov. 12. His lecture, titled “Medicine and Science in the Service of Human Rights”, will explore human rights issues from the perspective of an investigator who has spent decades gathering forensic evidence of war crimes worldwide.

“He is a fascinating speaker and the issues of chemical weapons and human rights abuses related to the Middle East will be very timely,” said Tom Novotny, professor of public health at SDSU.

Novotny hopes that those who attend the lecture will walk away with an understanding of global health concerns and how health professionals may interact with investigations and human rights issues.

About Stover

Stover is a former executive director of Physicians for Human Rights and a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. Recently, he received the Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Public Service.

Event details

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Adams Humanities 2134.

Seating is limited, RSVP to Ruby Lopez at rlopez@mail.sdsu.edu.

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