Book Seminar: Joseph Harris - Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Ends: 1:30 pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2018
The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy invite you to attend an upcoming seminar with Joseph Harris, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, where he will discuss his recent book, Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, September 25 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm at the Pardee Center at 67 Bay State Road. In the book, published by Cornell University Press in 2017, Prof. Harris explores dynamics that made landmark universal healthcare and AIDS treatment policies possible in Thailand and Brazil but which led to prolonged struggle and contestation in South Africa. While conventional wisdom suggests that democratization empowers the masses, Harris draws attention to an under-appreciated dynamic: that democratization empowers elites from esteemed professions - frequently doctors and lawyers - who forge progressive change on behalf of those in need. Please RSVP via the following link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efo921gm11735836&oseq=&c=&ch=

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