Laurie Garrett, the only writer to win all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism -- the Peabody, the Polk (twice) and the Pulitzer -- will deliver the Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture at Montclair State University's Memorial Auditorium Tuesday, October 7, at 8 p.m. Her lecture, "The Plague: Bioterror, Emerging Diseases and a World Out of Balance," is free for Montclair State students, faculty, staff and alumni. The public is invited and general admission tickets are $10. For additional information, or to order tickets, call the University Box Office at (973) 655-5112 or log on to csam.montclair.edu
Garrett is the author of two best-selling books on public health. "The Coming Plague" addresses the emergence of global disease epidemics while "Betrayal of Trust" -- which won the George C. Polk Award as "Best Book of 2000" -- chronicles the collapse of the global healthcare system. Both books are wake-up calls for the global community and have attracted the attention of policy-makers, public health advocates and those interested in preserving global health and well-being.