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Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice

Philip Hallen Chair
in Community Health and Social Justice

Established in 2000 at the University of Pittsburgh, the Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice alternates between the School of Social Work and the Graduate School of Public Health. One of the first academic chairs ever established in recognition of the dedication and achievements of a foundation’s leader, this position was endowed to honor the life work of Phil Hallen in the human rights field upon his retirement after 35 years as the president of the Maurice Falk Medical Fund. A faculty member is chosen to hold the chair based on his or her commitment to teaching and research advancing the broad priorities established under Hallen’s leadership, which include:
  • the recognition and celebration of human diversity,
  • the critical examination of both the causes of and the cures for racism, bigotry, and prejudice, and
  • the formulation and testing of programs designed to prevent discrimination and to reverse its debilitating effects.
Past holders of the Hallen Chair include John M. Wallace Jr., a social work professor and principal investigator in the University of Pittsburgh Center on Race and Social Problems, and the inaugural holder, Stephen B. Thomas, former director of Pitt Public Health’s Center for Minority Health (now Center for Health Equity).

2017 LECTURE AND RECEPTION - The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality

To mark his installation as the Philip Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, BCHS’s Steven Albert will revisit Rousseau’s 1754 Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men, or “Second Discourse.” We have moved beyond early philosophical speculation to an emerging science of inequality, where the emergence of hierarchy can be explored experimentally. Health disparities can be viewed through this same lens and offer lessons on remediating inequality.

The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality
Lecture and reception in honor of Steve Albert, the Philip Hallen Chair in Community Health and Social Justice 

Tuesday, October 10, 4:15 p.m.
Public Health Auditorium (G23)
Reception to follow in the Public Health Commons

View webcast video Link available 10 minutes before the lecture.

  This school-wide lecture is eligible for grand rounds (GR) and continuing education (CPH-CE) credit.

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Human Rights Pioneer, 1930–2015

Questions?

Contact Jill Ruempler with any questions: ruempler@pitt.edu

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