From War Zones to the Ozone: Three Lecturers Share Powerful Stories

Story posted January 29, 2009

A longtime New York Times foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner talks about covering war and conflict, a National Medal of Science laureate discusses the scientific and political aspects of climate change and an authority on modern Japanese history recalls the Pacific/Anti-Japanese/Great East Asia War.

Three funded lectureships bring compelling speakers to campus in February for talks that are free and open to the public.

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Peter Duus, an authority on modern Japanese history, will deliver the 2009 Alfred E. Golz Lecture, titled "Remembering the Pacific/Anti-Japanese/Great East Asia War," at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 5, in Searles Science Building, Room 315. More information here.

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Author and longtime New York Times foreign correspondent Chris Hedges will deliver the 2009 Tom Cassidy Lecture, titled "Covering War and Conflict as a Foreign Correspondent," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. More information here.

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National Medal of Science laureate Susan Solomon, who is best known for explaining why the ozone hole occurs in Antarctica, will deliver the 2009 Kibbe Science Lecture, titled "A World of Climate Change: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," at 8 p.m. Thursday, February 12, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. More information here.

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