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Columbia Hosts Talk by Journalist Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett, award-winning author and senior fellow for the Global Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the featured speaker at the 8th Annual Isadore I. Benrubi Lecture in the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Mailman School on April 8. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded all three of the Big “Ps” of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk, and the Pulitzer. Garrett will deliver a talk titled “FROM AIDS TO EBOLA: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?”

At the Council on Foreign Relations Garrett has worked on a broad variety of issues including SARS, avian flu, TB, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. In 1977, Garrett received the Peabody Award in Broadcasting for a documentary series called “Science Story.” In 1996 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of the 1995 Ebola virus epidemic in Zaire, and the following year she was awarded the George C. Polk award for a series of 25 articles she published in Newsday, on the public health crisis in the former Soviet countries. Her second Polk Award was given in recognition of the reporting in BETRAYAL OF TRUST: The Collapse of Global Public Health.

Established in 2007 by the family of Isidore I. Benrubi, a physician and friend of the Mailman School, the lecture series features a leader in the field of public health and ethics.

Isadore I. Benrubi Lecture
Reception immediately following
Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, NYC 10032

[Art provided for Benrubi Lecture by Matt Mahurin]