Best-Selling Author Edwin Black To Lecture On Health and the Mideast Crisis

Date:  November 4, 2014

Time:  12 pm

Summary:  Edwin Black, a human rights investigative reporter and best-selling author, will speak on "Confronting the Health Implications – Roots and Dynamics of The Mideast Crisis" at noon on Tuesday, November 4, in the lecture hall of the Student Success Center in Hill Hall on the WSSU campus.

Description:

Edwin Black, a human rights investigative reporter and best-selling author, will speak on "Confronting the Health Implications – Roots and Dynamics of The Mideast Crisis" at noon on Tuesday, November 4, in the lecture hall of the Student Success Center in Hill Hall on the campus of Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

Edwin BlackFree and open to the public, Black's presentation will focus on the health outcomes of war, with an emphasis on the effect of the crisis in the Middle East. 

Black spoke on eugenics at WSSU in 2011.  His bestselling book "War Against the Weak" is considered one of the best books ever published about the American eugenics movement.  The book has also been adapted into a feature-length documentary film.

The author of 11 books, Black has been published widely in both print and digital news outlets.  Editors have nominated his work for a Pulitzer Prize 10 times and he is a past winner of the Best Book of the Year and Best Article of the Year from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.  Noted for his investigative reporting in the areas of human rights and genocide, Black also has been recognized by the World Affairs Council with its International Human Rights Award.

Black has been interviewed on hundreds of network broadcasts including Oprah, the Today Show, CNN, and NBC Dateline in the U.S., as well as on the leading networks of Europe and Latin America. His speaking tours include hundreds of events in dozens of cities each year, appearing at prestigious venues from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. to the Simon Wiesenthal Institute in Los Angeles, also in Europe from London's British War Museum and Amsterdam's Institute for War Documentation to Munich's Carl Orff Hall. In recent times he has appeared to speak, lecture or testify on social justice issues at the North Carolina General Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives and the European Parliament.

Black's appearance in Winston-Salem is being sponsored by WSSU's School of Health Sciences.  Parking will be available on campus in Lot E behind the K. R. Williams Auditorium at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Cromartie Street.


Categories:  Community Connections, Health and Wellness, Lectures and Readings

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