UM-Flint to hold 2011 critical issues forum

Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

— The University of Michigan-Flint takes pride in announcing the dynamic lineup of speakers for the 2011 Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Forum.

This year’s forum brings to Flint five speakers who are nationally and internationally renowned in their fields. They will challenge the status quo, and demand that we collectively shift our perspectives to find better solutions for our communities, our world, and our planet.

UM-Flint invites the community to join in the dialogue at the annual Critical Issues Forum. You will have the opportunity to listen and speak with leading experts in the fields of environmentalism, education reform, economics, journalism, and neurology.

The list includes:

• March 3 — Bill McKibben, Environmentalist

• March 17 — Geoffrey Canada, Educator

• March 28 — Joseph Stiglitz, Economist

• April 7 — Gwen Ifill, Journalist

Norman Doidge

Norman Doidge

• April 13 — Norman Doidge, Psychaitrist

To help expand the audience for each speaker, a free event will be held at 10 a.m. on the date they visit campus. Information regarding these session, as well as other events related to these topics, will be released in January.

This year, the cost of lunches for the entire series is $135. Details regarding payment will be released in late January. You can reserve your spot at the Critical Issues Forum Luncheon beginning Feb. 2. — G.G.

Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz

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