News & Events


Laurie Garrett

Enduring Questions: The Mark Collier Lecture Series - Laurie Garrett

September 12 at 8 p.m.

Kleist Center for Art & Drama
95 E. Bagley Rd.

Berea, Ohio  44017


Baldwin Wallace University Welcomes Leading Authority on Global Healthcare

The 2012-13 "Enduring Questions: The Mark Collier Lecture Series" at Baldwin Wallace University kicks off on September 12 at 8 p.m. with Laurie Garrett, the only person to win the three "P"s of journalism -- the Pulitzer, the Polk, and the Peabody.

Garrett is one of America's most eloquent and forceful speakers on global healthcare, infectious disease, and disease prevention, making plain the science behind new threats to public health, both natural and man-made. She is particularly adept at navigating the politics that help, and hinder, how we prepare, how we treat and how we respond to these threats.

Leading Communicator on Threats to Public Health

A Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Garrett is the bestselling author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance and Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health. She has written for Foreign Affairs, Esquire, and The Washington Post, and appears frequently on television shows such as "Nightline," "Charlie Rose," and "Oprah."

Garrett is a past president and member of the National Association of Science Writers and has been awarded three honorary Ph.D.’s, the latest in 2009 from Georgetown University. She also serves as a co-chair of the UNAIDS High Commission on HIV Prevention and worked as a script consultant to "Contagion," a film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon.

First of Four EQ Speakers

Garrett is the first of four luminaries who will address the 2012-13 Enduring Questions theme of “Human Rights and Responsibilities: Who Decides?" Her appearance will take place at BW’s Kleist Center for Art & Drama, Bagley Road in Berea and, like all “EQ” lectures, is free and open to the public.

Following Garrett’s appearance, BW will welcome one of the world’s most distinguished Hispanic journalists, as author and Senior Correspondent for "The PBS NewsHour," Ray Suarez takes the EQ stage on October 24. On January 23, the Martin Luther King Junior Week edition of Enduring Questions will feature C.T. Vivian, a living legend in the civil rights movement. Finally, the “ EQ” series brings one of the most admired novelists in the world today to Northeast Ohio in the form of Graceland author and “force of nature” Chris Abani.

The Baldwin Wallace University Core Curriculum centers on a common course entitled "Enduring Questions for an Intercultural World." This course encourages us to wrestle with the timeless questions that unite humanity:

What does it mean to be a human being?

How do human beings relate to each other? 

How do human beings relate to the natural world?

The Series was established in 2006 in honor of Dr. Mark Collier, President of Baldwin Wallace University from 1999-2006, and represents an on-going commitment from the University to bring world renowned speakers to campus to extend the conversation beyond the classroom. 

The 2012-13 Enduring Questions Lecture Series is sponsored by the Academic and Cultural Events Series, the Office of Core Curriculum, the David Brain Leadership Program, the Office of Diversity Affairs, the Kamm Lecture Series, the Marting Lecture Series, the MLK Week Committee and the Enduring Questions Lecture Series Endowment.



Share |