Per Fugelli lectures 2014

The patient earth in 20 years - In search of a global social medicine. Open guest lectures by Richard Horton and Anthony Costello. The seminar is an annual event in honour of professor Per Fugelli.

Illustration: Colourbox

The patient earth

The topic of this seminar is based on an article from 1993:

In search of a global social medicine (pdf).

After publishing the article, Fugelli and a group of students established a forum called "The patient earth". The forum inspired students and researchers at the Faculty of Medicine to focus on global health.


The patient Earth in 20 years - In search of a global social medicine

15.00 Introduction Espen Bjertness, Professor, University of Oslo

The Seeress's Prophecy: a 21st century retelling

"The fundamental concept in social science is power" (Bertrand Russell). How can this idea help us build a global social medicine to tackle sustainable development challenges?

Richard Horton, Editor-in-chief of The Lancet,

Anthony Costello, Professor of International Child Health and Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health

16.15 Discussion of lectures, with two opponents

Camilla Stoltenberg, Director, National Institute of Public Health

Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Professor, University of Oslo

17.15 Summing up

Anne Kveim Lie, Associate Professor, University of Oslo

John-Arne Røttingen, Professor, University of Oslo

About Per Fugelli

As a general practitioner, Per Fugelli has been an independent critic of his own profession for many years. He has opposed the bureaucratisation of Norwegian health care institutions. Fugelli takes a humanistic approach to health and social policy, focussing on the entire individual. He has shown that the best "social medicine" is to build up and share dignity with vulnerable groups such as ethnic minorities, the poor and those who are physically challenged.

Through countless lectures and fearless participation in a large number of important debates, he has been a prominent contributor to Norway's public space fora for a long time. He was awarded The Freedom of Expression Prize 2013.

Published Nov. 18, 2014 2:34 PM - Last modified Nov. 24, 2021 12:42 PM