ACTIVIST ACADEMIC TO SHAKE UP FORUM

By Salt Spring Forum
Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 9, 2016, page 23

You already know Dr. Amir Attaran because of his frequent commentary in national and international media on hot-button topics such as high generic drug costs, the slow development of the Ebola vaccine, the legalization of marijuana and assisted dying, and many other controversial issues.

From arguing for the postponement of the Rio Olympics due to the Zika virus, to being threatened with a lawsuit by the Indian government because his research showed the country was exporting poor-quality drugs, Attaran never shies away from controversy.

Please join the Salt Spring Forum as we host one of Canada’s greatest activist-academics for a wide-ranging and highly stimulating discussion of international development, human rights, disease, poverty and foreign policy. The event takes place at Gulf Islands Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

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