November 18, 2002
UCSC Foundation hosts inaugural lecture by David
By Jennifer McNulty
David Hamburg, president emeritus of the Carnegie Corporation of New
York, will deliver a lecture entitled "Preventing Deadly Conflict,"
on Thursday, November 21, at 4 p.m. in the Colleges Nine and Ten Dining
Hall. The event is open to the campus community--faculty, staff, students,
|David Hamburg, a leading voice
on international security issues and science policy, is the author
of the new book No More Killing Fields: Preventing Deadly Conflict.
Hamburg, a leading voice on international security issues and science
policy, is the author of the new book No More Killing Fields: Preventing
Deadly Conflict, in which he examines the September 11 terrorist
attacks and the eruption of civil and regional wars to show the ineffectiveness
of Cold War-era policies. Hamburg calls on the international community
to prevent conflict by improving economic conditions in unstable countries.
Hamburg's appearance is the inaugural Foundation Forum, a new biannual
lecture series presented by Chancellor M.R.C. Greenwood and the UC Santa
Cruz Foundation Board of Trustees. His remarks will be followed by a
panel discussion with a UCSC student and UCSC professors Paul Lubeck
of sociology and Nirvikar Singh of economics. UCSC Foundation Trustee
and former mayor of San Jose Susan Hammer will moderate the panel.
"This new Foundation Forum series will bring together Foundation
trustees, faculty, and students," said Greenwood. "We'll bring
engaging speakers to campus who will help us explore the topics of the
day." Forum events will be presented in conjunction with the Foundation's
A physician, Hamburg has long been concerned with the problems of human
aggression and violence. He was a member of the United States Defense
Policy Board and cochair of the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly
Conflict. He was a member of President Clinton's Committee of Advisors
on Science and Technology and is the founder of the Carnegie Commission
on Science, Technology, and Government.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House
in 1996, the International Peace Academy's 25th Anniversary Special
Award in 1996, and the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare
Medal in 1998. He is a current member of the National Academy of Sciences,
the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Organized in 1974, the UC Santa Cruz Foundation is a nonprofit corporation
that promotes greater community understanding of UCSC and solicits gifts
that support the campus's academic programs, scholarships, and capital
Return to Front Page