Fevers, feuds and diamonds


Join Peter Drobac as he interviews Paul Farmer, in an exploration of the lessons we can learn from Paul Farmer’s phenomenal new book, Fevers, feuds and diamonds: Ebola and the ravages of history.

We will reflect on how these lessons can help us tackle the current Covid-19 pandemic and discuss how inequality and exploitation fuelled the spread of a deadly virus and how we might finally learn from history, in order to build a healthier, more equitable world.

Dr. Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

He is also the Co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organisation that, on behalf of the sick and poor, has provided direct health care services and conducted research and advocacy activities since 1987. Together with his PIH colleagues Farmer developed new, community-based treatment methods that illustrate the delivery in resource-poor settings of high-quality health care. Together they received the prestigious Hilton Humanitarian Prize award in 2005. Besides being an internationally renowned doctor and anthropologist, Paul is an author who has written extensively on health, human rights and the implications of social injustice. 

Read more about Paul in Time.

Introduction by

Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance, Said Business School


Peter DrobacDirector of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School


Dr. Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School, Partners in Health, health and human rights author, and stars in the new Netflix documentary, Bending the Arc.