Physician, author, and Nobel Prize-winning peace activist Bernard Lown will discuss his new memoir, "Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness," as part of the University of Chicago's Center for International Studies World Beyond the Headlines series. The details are as follows:
The inventor of the defibrillator, Lown was also a peace and anti-nuclear activist, participating in the founding of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1960 and of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 1981. In 1985, IPPNW was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Lown is currently Professor of Cardiology Emeritus at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and is funded in part by the McCormick Tribune Foundation. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
For directions to the venue and a complete listing of upcoming World Beyond the Headlines events, go here.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are a person with a disability who may need additional assistance to attend this event, please contact the Office of Programs and External Relations in advance at 773.753.2274.
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