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43rd Annual International Affairs Symposium

Date: April 4, 2005 PDT Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Global Disease and Epidemics: Investigating the Impacts on International Affairs
Monday, April 4-Wednesday, April 6, 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Highly acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education, the International Affairs Symposium consistently provides a robust format for enriching discourse on pressing issues in the international arena. Organized by students, the symposium places an emphasis on controversy, bringing together a diversity of speakers and viewpoints in order to promote a critical and balanced look at important themes reflecting global interests and concerns. This year’s symposium on global disease and epidemics promises to continue this tradition of educational excellence.

The focus of the Symposium is controversy, emphasizing confrontation of opposing views. Organized by students, it concentrates on themes that reflect global interests and concerns.

Confirmed speakers include:

*Christopher McNally, Fellow, East West Center, will address the role state sovereignty during a SARS outbreak;
*Mark Siegel, Associate Professor, New York University of Medical Studies, will discuss the impact of the use of fear in spreading disease;
*Richard Bate,Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and board member, Africa Fighting Malaria, will speak on the downfalls of the World Health Organization in managing global disease outbreaks.
*David Fidler, Professor of International Law at Indiana University, will speak on the relationship between international law and state sovereignty in managing global disease outbreaks.

All sessions are free and open to the public, and are held in the Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber. Parking for afternoon sessions is $3.

Student co-chairs are seniors Leigh Halverson and Karly Christ. Please consult the International Affairs Web site for additional details http://www.lclark. edu/org/ias

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