Fall 2011

On September 12 Steven Galloway gave a talk on his book, The Cellist of Sarajevo, this year's First Year Reading Program selection. The Canadian author's third novel is based on a real event that occurred in the beseiged eastern European city in the early 1990s as its citizens attempt to live …
On September 23, 2011 food activist Ellen Gustafson talked about "A New Understanding of Hunger, Obesity and the Food System." The former United Nations' spokesperson for its World Food Program is using her skills to create real solutions, first with the FEED initiative, and now with the 30 Project.
On September 19, 2011 storyteller Jeremy Courtney talked about "Reconciliation through Healing." Courtney founded the Preemptive Love Coalition to eradicate the swelling backlog of Iraqi children in need of corrective heart surgery and to train a new generation of Iraqi medical professionals.