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Glocal Citizens

166 EpisodesProduced by Florence AduWebsite

Do you dream about “doing something” abroad? Then consider Glocal Citizens required listening in the due diligence, trusted advisor and inspiration department. In each episode, your host, Florence Adu visits with dynamic diasporans making local and global impact designing and applying their craft. … read more


Episode 73: Open Source Solutions with Jaykumar Menon

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

This week my guest is a social entrepreneur that is on the cutting edge of solving for some of our most pressing global challenges. In this timely conversation I meet with Jaykumar Menon, an international human rights lawyer plying his craft at the intersection of human rights and global health. He is a founder of the Open Source Pharma Foundation, which aims to create a new paradigm for drug discovery, and generate affordable new cures in areas of great health need. He is also a founder of The India Nutrition Initiative, which is developing “DFS”, a salt that is double-fortified with iron and iodine, to address malnutrition caused by iron deficiency. DFS has reached millions of people.

In his work as a lawyer, he has represented the student leaders of Tiananmen Square, victims of the Bosnian genocide, freed a man from death row, and helped free an innocent man serving life for murder as the fifteenth lawyer to take up the case. He is a recipient of the Brown Alumni Association’s highest honor, given to one graduate per year. A Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law at McGill University. Jaykumar holds a JD and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA from Brown University.

I am sure this discussion will be plenty of food for thought and practice; I encourage you to read on, visit and get involved with this pioneering work!

Where to find Jaykumar:
On LinkedIn
On Twitter
On Facbook

What's Jaykumar reading?
The Stoics and Marcus Aurelius
Joan Dideon
Ernest Hemingway
Sherwood Anderson
Tom Wolfe
Bruce Chatwin
Arundhati Roy

Other topics of interest:
XPRIZE Foundation
Dr. Robert Gallo
March of Dimes
University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
The Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM)
8 Limbs of Yoga
The Five Tibetan Rites

Special Guest: Jaykumar Menon.

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