Global Health NOW Live

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Adapt: The Climate Has Changed.

Join us for our inaugural Global Health NOW Live event: an engaging discussion with two special guests about climate change’s immediate and long-term effects on society.

How can we adapt? The conversation starts NOW! 

 Speakers include:

  • Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association
  • Lisa Palmer, author of Hot, Hungry Planet and Pulitzer Center journalist grantee

Thursday, November 30
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Decatur House
748 Jackson Place NW
Washington, DC 20006


RSVP by November 21st
(Space is Limited!)

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About the Speakers ...

Dr. Georges Benjamin

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association
Prior to leading APHA, Benjamin served as the Secretary of Health in Maryland for more than a decade, where he oversaw the expansion and improvement of the state’s Medicaid program. Previously Dr. Benjamin served as acting commissioner for public health for the District of Columbia, chief of emergency medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and chief of the Acute Illness Clinic at the Madigan Army Medical Center.

He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine). Dr. Benjamin is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a fellow emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Benjamin is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois, College of Medicine.

Lisa Palmer

Lisa Palmer, author of Hot, Hungry Planet
Lisa Palmer writes about science, the environment, agriculture and sustainability. Her writing has been featured in The Guardian, the New Republic, Nature journals, Yale e360, Slate, The New York Times, Scientific American, and others. She is a senior fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center where she writes, publishes, and speaks on socio-environmental issues.

Previously, she was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research and interviews on global agriculture and environmental change for her book "Hot, Hungry Planet: The Fight to Stop a Food Crisis in the Face of Climate Change." She has been a fellow at the Vermont Law School's Environmental Law Center, the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, a Pulitzer Center journalist grantee, and a grantee of the Solutions Journalism Network.

She holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's degree from Simmons College in Boston. She lives in Maryland.

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