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Drake University's Center for Global Citizenship
Iowa Intersections: Coal, Climate and Global Health
Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4 p.m.
101 Meredith Hall
(Meredith is located north of Olmsted Parking Lot)
This talk will explore the meaning of coal to Iowa's health and its reverberations on global health and climate challenges. Audience members will be encouraged to explore related issues of rights and responsibility, economic and environmental security in Iowa now and into the future from a global health and human rights perspective.
Dr. McCue has traveled and worked extensively as a peace maker, researcher, and physician, and has helped organize many forums on cross cultural, global health, and refugee health issues. She is the coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a founding member and former Director of the University of Iowa Global Health Studies Program, and also a founding member and executive committee member of the UI Center for Human Rights.
Her most recent work has focused on Climate Change, Coal and their related threats to health. She is one of the collaborating researchers for the recently published Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice published in 2009 by the Vermont Law School, and lead author most recently on the Iowa Coal Health Mapping Study.
This speech is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please call 515-271-2840.
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