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MCC Presents Global Health Journalist, Author Laurie Garrett (10/09/2013)

lauriegarrettROCHESTER, N.Y. –Oct. 9, 2013- Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and global health expert Laurie Garrett will present “Betrayal of Trust: Critical Issues in Global Healthcare” at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14 in the Monroe Community College Warshof Conference Center located in the R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center.

Garrett wrote her first bestselling book, “THE COMING PLAGUE: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance,” while splitting her time between the Harvard School of Public Health and the New York newspaper, Newsday. During the 1990s, she continued tracking outbreaks and epidemics worldwide, noting the insufficient responses from global public health institutions in Zaire, India, Russia and most of the former USSR, Eastern Europe, and the United States. In 2000, her hard work resulted in the publication of “BETRAYAL OF TRUST: The Collapse of Global Public Health.” That book was also released as an e-book in May 2011.

Today, Garrett runs the Council’s Global Health Program, and serves as the Senior Fellow for Global Health. She has written several reports and articles including: “HIV and National Security: Where are the Links?, A Council Report” (Council on Foreign Relations Press, 2005), “The Next Pandemic?” (Foreign Affairs, July/August 2005), “The Lessons of HIV/AIDS” (Foreign Affairs, July/August 2005), “The Challenge of Global Health” (Foreign Affairs, January/February 2007), “The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis, A Council on Foreign Relations Action Plan” (2009), and “CastroCare in Crisis” (Foreign Affairs July/August 2010).

Garrett’s presentation provides a new understanding of both the challenges and opportunities of delivering quality healthcare to the global village, explaining the science behind new threats to global health. She also explains the politics that can help or hinder how we prepare and respond.

Tickets for the general public are $7 and are available online at: Parking is available in Lots M and M1.

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