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Provost's Global Forum Tonight: On Global Health and Sanitation

January 25, 2011, Volume 57, No. 19

Year of Water


Tonight’s Global Forum will feature Rose George, investigative journalist for Slate, The New York Times, Guardian and other papers, and author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste & Why It Matters (Penn Reading Project 2010). She is a Penn alumna (master of arts in political science, 1994).

Join Ms. George and Dr. Felicity Paxton of the Penn Women’s Center, this evening, January 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Meyerson B-1, for a freewheeling conversation about global health and sanitation, and the perils and thrills of life as an investigative journalist.

Since 1994, Ms. George’s career has taken her around the world. She has been a featured speaker for World Water Week in Stockholm; a war correspondent in Kosovo for Condé Nast Traveler magazine; and she has reported on an alternative World Cup final between Bhutan and Montserrat. Ms. George divides her time between Yorkshire, England, and France, but as often as possible she lives on a ship; she spent much of the past summer on a freighter in pirate-infested waters, researching for her current project on international shipping.

The Provost’s Global Forum is a lecture series by leading global figures. This represents an opportunity to bring key world leaders to Penn and engage the campus in substantive dialogue on issues of global importance and local relevance, highlight interdisciplinary themes as part of Penn’s global focus and establish Penn as a key source of knowledge and research on important global issues.

Refreshments at 5 p.m. are sponsored by the Staff & Student Eco-Reps Program.

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Almanac - January 25, 2011, Volume 57, No. 19