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Paul Farmer and Archbishop Tutu on Top 100 Global Thinkers List

December 2, 2011 by

This is the week of lists of inspiring people. First, we announced our 2012 Skoll Awardees. Then, Forbes released its first-ever list of Top 30 social entrepreneurs (and yes, one-third were past Skoll awardees). And now, Foreign Policy  lists the top 100 Global Thinkers. Who is on the list? Skoll Awardee Paul Farmer, Skoll Honoree Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Skoll Foundation grantee  Mari Kuraishi of Global Giving, to name a few.

An excerpt, about Farmer:

“Haiti only tends to make international headlines following a massive global cataclysm. That’s why the work of Paul Farmer, who has for years argued that the country’s misery is the result of human corruption and mismanagement, not the wrath of nature, is essential to reminding the world that the Western Hemisphere’s most failed state hasn’t gone away. But Farmer isn’t just an advocate for providing aid — he’s a trenchant critic of how it is doled out. In his new book, Haiti After the Earthquake, Farmer points a finger at the U.S. government, whose policies over the last century, he says, have contributed enormously to Haiti’s instability.”

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