F901 Spring 2020 Mason Faculty Club Series, Part 1
Mondays, 9:30–11:00, Apr. 6–Apr. 13
Come join us at the Mason Faculty Club (Pilot House on the Fairfax campus) and enjoy breakfast and a stimulating presentation just for OLLI members. The fee includes a three-hour parking pass for the Rappahannock parking deck and a continental breakfast consisting of fruit, yogurt, granola, bagels and pastries, coffee, tea, and juice. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Topics include:
- Apr. 6: Lynching. Nathan Moore. The lynching of 5,000 African Americans in the United States from 1865 to 1965 is one of the darkest chapters in American history and has only recently come into public attention. In 2018 the US Senate passed its first anti-lynching bill and the first lynching memorial and museum opened. This presentation will trace the history of lynching as the first form of white supremacist terrorism. See F656 for instructor information.
- Apr. 13: Global Health Security Threats: The United States and the international community respond, but there’s much more to do. John E. Lange, Ambassador. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, from Ebola to Zika to pandemic influenza, are a global threat.have become a larger menace under the unique conditions of the 21st century, with the unprecedented volume and speed of international travel and the increased interdependence among nations. Much needs to be done by way of prevention and response to infectious diseases. Please note that this presentation will be on global health security threats, including COVID-19 and global pandemic preparedness and response. There will not be discussion on the domestic U.S. response to the novel coronavirus. Ambassador John E. Lange had a distinguished 28-year career in the Foreign Service at the US Department of State, where he was a pioneer in the field of global health diplomacy. He served as the US ambassador to Botswana, deputy US global AIDS coordinator, and special representative on avian and pandemic influenza. He spent four years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation engaged in high-level advocacy with African governments to improve public health. Since 2013, he has served as the United Nations Foundation’s focal point for global health diplomacy and has held leadership positions in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the Measles & Rubella Initiative.