Internationally Recognized Population Expert to Speak at Gustavus

Posted on April 13th, 2005 by

Werner Fornos, an internationally recognized authority on population issues and winner of the 2003 United Nations Population Award, is scheduled to give a lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 in Wallenberg Auditorium, located in the Nobel Hall of Science on the Gustavus campus.

Fornos, president of the Population Institute, will speak on a wide range of population issues, including global security and terrorism, environmental degradation, global climate change, hunger, poverty and illiteracy, voluntary family planning, women’s empowerment, and socio-economic underdevelopment.

A question and answer session will follow the lecture, and materials concerning population issues will also be available.

This event, sponsored by the Environmental Studies program at Gustavus, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Population Institute, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact student organizer Maren Anderson at 507/933-7833 or


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