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Author To Discuss Challenges of Healthcare Reform

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK—The Center for Ethics Education and the Institute of Irish Studies will host a Fordham University Ethics Fellow Lecture titled "Health Care Reform in an Unhealthy State" on Wednesday, April 13, at 6 p.m., in the 12th-floor lounge of the Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center campus. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call (718) 817-0926.

Economist and award-winning journalist Maev-Ann Wren will present the lecture. Wren is a former reporter for the Irish Times and the author of Unhealthy State: Anatomy of a Sick Society (2003), a comprehensive analysis of Ireland’s healthcare service. Wren will sign copies of her book at 5 p.m. in the 12th-floor lounge.

The discussant for the lecture will be Dale Tussing, Ph.D., a Syracuse University economics professor.

TIME:         6 P.M. (5 P.M. BOOK SIGNING)
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The Fordham University Center for Ethics Education was created in 1999 to contribute to Fordham’s commitment to cultivating lifelong habits of critical thinking, moral reflection and articulate expression. The Center sponsors activities that provide students, faculty, professionals and the public with knowledge and skills to study, inform and shape a just society that nurtures the full-flourishing of peoples of diverse faiths and cultures.

Established in 1997, Fordham University’s Institute of Irish Studies is one of the premier centers of Irish cultural scholarship and research in New York City. With its innovative interdisciplinary courses and public programs, the Institute promotes scholarly interest in Irish history, society and culture, and serves as a springboard for undergraduate programs in Irish studies.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y

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