Established in 2008 by an anonymous donor

Image Credit: Peter C. Howard ROBERT S. LAWRENCE, the first Center for a Livable Future Professor, joined the faculty in 1995 as associate dean for Professional Education and Programs, and professor of health policy and management. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, he trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Following duty as an epidemic intelligence service officer, CDC, he joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina. From 1974 to 1991 he directed the Division of Primary Care at Harvard Medical School, and from 1991 to 1995 directed health sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation, overseeing grants to improve health in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Dr. Lawrence is a founding member of Physicians for Human Rights, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, and currently chairs its board of directors. He has participated in human rights investigations in Chile, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, the Philippines, South Africa and Kosovo. He is the founding director of the Center for a Livable Future.