Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, was appointed the Mimi and Peter E. Haas Distinguished Visitor for spring 2014.
Dr. Brundtland has dedicated over forty years to public service as a doctor, policymaker and international leader. Her special interest is in promoting health as a basic human right, and her background as a stateswoman as well as a physician and scientist gives her a unique perspective on the impact of economic development, global interdependence, environmental issues and medicine on public health.
Dr. Brundtland is currently deputy chair of The Elders, an independent group founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela and chaired by Kofi Annan, dedicated to peace and human rights. The group includes such renowned international figures as Martti Ahtissari, Ela Bhatt, Lakhdar Brahimi, Fernando Enrique Cardoso, Jimmy Carter, Gracha Machel, Mary Robinson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
During her time at Stanford, Dr. Brundtland conducted seminars and met with students and faculty. Read the news story.