UNK director of Academic and Career Services, 308.865.8932
Award-winning health and science writer Laurie Garrett will continue the 2010-11 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues on March 9 with an exploration of the critical issues in health care and disease prevention on a global scale.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Communication Center Building, Room 101. Originating from the Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the program will be simulcast to the UNK campus. Other communities which also receive the simulcast include: Columbus, Hastings, North Platte, Omaha and Scottsbluff.
Garrett’s lecture will draw from her two books: “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance” and “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health.” A senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Garrett is an expert on global health with a particular focus on newly emerging and re-emerging diseases and their effects on foreign policy and national security.
The final speaker in the 2010-11 series will be Pietra Rivoli, who will discuss the current status of international trade on April 12.
The simulcasts to Kearney, which are sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the American Democracy Project at UNK, make it possible for more Nebraskans to benefit from outstanding speakers and community discussion.