Global Justice, Public Health, and AIDS Activist to Serve as Arcadia Honors Program’s First Executive-in-Residence

By Caitlin Burns | September 25, 2018

A leader in the global justice and HIV/AIDS advocacy, Dr. Paul Zeitz has spent his life advocating for human rights, equal opportunity, and justice for all. Outraged at senseless suffering and grand inequities, Dr. Zeitz has strategized and implemented solutions to some of the world’s most daunting issues alongside others, such as  Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Bono, and Alicia Keys. And, as the first executive-in-residence at Arcadia, Dr. Zeitz will share his experiences in strategic political advocacy, global justice, and the realization of human rights with the campus community on Oct. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Hosted by Arcadia’s Honors Program, the Executive-in-Residence series is a forum for guests to hear from people who have used their passions and skills to create profound effects, for which Dr. Zeitz serves as an extraordinary example through his ambition and hard work in the fight to end HIV/AIDS, poverty, and sexual abuse. Dr. Zeitz’s presentation, which will be in the University’s Great Room, will also include a discussion of his new book, Waging Justice: A Doctor’s Journey to Speak Truth and Be Bold.

Dr. Zeitz earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. He completed a Master of Public Health degree, a preventive medicine residency, and a global health fellowship at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, between 1989-1992. In 2017, Dr. Zeitz was awarded the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award by Muhlenberg College. In 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa from the PCOM. Dr. Zeitz is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

For the past 15 years, he has worked with organizations to influence public policy in the areas of monitoring and accountability, fiscal transparency, expanded U.S. leadership, stronger global response to the HIV/AIDS crisis, global health, universal education, and the elimination of poverty. He has most recently served as director of the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development at the U.S. Department of State.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. For more information, contact Helene Klein, director of the Honors Program.