Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

Abdul El-Sayed: Lecture and book signing

Date & time

Mar 29, 2020, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT


Power Center
121 Fletcher St

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Free and open to the public. Doors open at 1:30. RSVP is encouraged but not required.  

The LSA Honors Program and the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships invite the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor communities to a lecture and book signing with Abdul El-Sayed. Public health doctor and activist Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is returning to his alma mater for a special event with the LSA Honors Program, where Dr. El-Sayed will serve as the Fall 2020 DeRoy Professor. El-Sayed who began his undergraduate career with the LSA Honors Program, was the 2008 U-M Commencement student speaker and a 2009 Rhodes Scholar, among other notable achievements.

On March 29th at the U-M Power Center, El-Sayed will precede his upcoming national book tour with this special U-M event. His forthcoming book, "Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into Heart it our Political Epidemic," diagnoses our country’s “epidemic of insecurity” and the empathy policy we’ll need to treat it. 

The LSA Honors DeRoy Visiting Professorship was endowed by the Helen L. DeRoy Foundation in 1981 to make it possible for students to study with distinguished persons in business, government, labor, law, and various scholarly disciplines. Former DeRoy Professors include poet and critic Carmen Bugan and French economist Jacques Mistral.

Co-sponsors: Phi Beta Kappa Society, Alpha of Michigan Chapter, School for Environment and Sustainability, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work