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Lecture Series: Arthur Kleinman spoke on Global Health

Jun 21, 2011

In the last session during this summer term, the Lecture Series "Science, Technology and Transcultural Studies" presented a world leading medical anthropologist: Prof. Arthur Kleinman (Harvard) spoke on global health and transcultural mental health.

In his lecture titled "Applying a Critical Sociology of Knowledge to Global Health and Transcultural Mental Health", Prof. Kleinman discussed social theories that can advance global health activities. The emphasis was on biosocial interactions and anthropology frameworks.

Arthur Kleinman is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, and the Victor and William Fung Director of Harvard University's Asia Center.

The Lecture Series “Science, Technology and Transcultural Studies “ spans over two terms and is organised by Dr. Laurent Pordié and Prof. Dr. Wiliam S. Sax for Research Area C "Health and Environment". Dr. Pordié is coordinator of the research project C4 "Making India a Global Healthcare Destination". Prof. Sax coordinates the projects C3 "Mind and Body", C5 "Stress and Stress-Relief" and B14 "Religion on Stage" at the Cluster. He is also Head of the Department of Anthropology at Heidelberg University’s South Asia Institute.  

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