David Satcher February 5, 2003

He wanted to be known as the Surgeon General who listened to the American people. In pursuing that goal, Dr. David Satcher wasn’t afraid to speak his mind on subjects the people want to hear about, including abortion, AIDS and sex education…

“We have created an environment where there’s almost a conspiracy of silence when it comes to sexuality,” said Satcher just prior to stepping down as Surgeon General. “It’s talked about in the wrong places in the wrong ways.”

Today, Satcher remains outspoken on the subject of health and public policy. The University Lectures is the right place and right way to hear him in person as he examines the current state of public health policy.