Gro Harlem Brundtland - Sept. 28, 2015

Photo by Kaung Htet, courtesy The Elders

The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture Program presents

Gro Harlem Brundtland

"Our Common Future: Global Sustainability in the 21st Century"

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.)
Mershon Auditorium, Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 N. High St. | Columbus, OH 43210

* Parking available for $5.00 at the Ohio Union South Garage

Co-sponsored by:
Center for Ethics and Human Values
Office of Energy and Environment
College of Public Health
and the following Discovery Themes focus areas:
Infectious Disease Detection, Treatment and Prevention
Sustainable and Resilient Economy
Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation
Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Watch Archived Lecture

Please note: archived video requires current, valid Ohio State credentials (name.#).

Dr. Brundtland earned her medical degree from Oslo University and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. She later worked with the Ministry of Health in Oslo and focused on children’s health. She also served three terms as prime minister of Norway, from 1981 to 1996. In addition, she served as Norway’s Minister of the Environment, where she focused on issues of public health and the environment. Later, she served as the director-general of the World Health Organization from 1998-2003. In 2007, she was appointed as a UN Special Envoy for Climate Change. She is a founding member of the Elders, a group of 11 global leaders called together by Nelson Mandela, and chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to contribute their wisdom and integrity with the goal of conflict resolution of the world’s problems.

Click here for a full biography of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland.


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