Héctor Abad Gómez Cátedra
In memory of Héctor Abad Gómez and his commitment to social justice, the University of Antioquia and the Hector Abad Gomez Foundation created the Hector Abad Gomez Cátedra, an open discussion on building greater civic-mindedness with a focus on health, education, and human rights. Since 2006, the University of Antioquia has held more than 30 public discussions, inviting thought leaders from an array of fields to share their insight, exchange ideas, and keep students and the larger Medellin society actively engaged in civic affairs.

In December 2016, the Open Hands Initiative Founder and Chairman, Jay T. Snyder was invited to lead a discussion on the role of international philanthropy in promoting public health at the Hector Abad Gómez Cátedra. Moderated by Dr. Marcel Garces, the Coordinator of Inter-institutional Affairs at the University of Antioquia’s School of Medicine and a Program Lead of our Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health project, the Cátedra was attended by over 100 medical students, faculty and members of the public.
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