Welcome back to all of our GlobeMedders who were abroad last semester! In our first meeting of the J-term, we continued GlobalHealthU and looked specifically at the Bill and Melinda Gates Fund. We watched a video in which Bill Gates adressed the need to strive for equity, and how his personal worldview has changed since he was on a college campus. We discussed the following questions:
Do you agree that “reducing inequity is the highest human achievement?
How does having “power in the market” and a “voice in the system” equip us to protect others’ human rights? In other words, do you believe that creative capitalism is possible?
If Bill or Melinda Gates were to speak at Middlebury about Global Health, what would you want them to say?