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Great Conversations: Larry Brilliant & Jonathan Foley

Date: 06/15/2010

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Ted Mann Concert Hall

Cost: $28.50 for this event; $80 for 3-event series (some discounts available)


Great Conversations: Larry Brilliant & Jonathan Foley

World Pandemics and the Environment

Larry Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, author, and philanthropist. He is the former director of Google's philanthropic arm and has served as CEO of two public companies. From 1976-79, he participated in the successful W.H.O. smallpox eradication program and, in 2005, was awarded the TED Prize for this important work. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the Skoll Global Threats Fund, established by eBay founder Jeff Skoll.

Jonathan Foley is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, where he is a professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. He also leads the IonE's Global Landscapes Initiative.

A dessert reception with the speakers follows the conversation.

Media sponsors for Great Conversations are: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine; Minnesota Public Radio; and MinnPost.com.


  • Name: Northrop Ticket Office
  • E-mail: nto@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-2345
  • Sponsored by: College of Continuing Education


Convenient parking is available at the University's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps; you must pay a fee to park in these ramps. More information is also available on the University Parking and Transportation Services Web site.

Four handicapped parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis adjacent to the main public entrance to Ted Mann Concert Hall. There is also a convenient circular driveway to allow patrons easy pick-up and drop-off access to the building.

Reservation Information:

To purchase tickets in advance, please visit the Northop Ticket Office Web site or call 612-624-2345.

Tickets are also available for purchase at the door.

Discounts available for U of M faculty, staff and students and University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Presidents Club, MinnPost.com, and Minnesota Public Radio members. Groups of 10 or more are also eligible to receive a discount.

Series tickets go on sale February 1, 2010; tickets to individual events go on sale March 1, 2010.

More information: http://northrop.umn.edu/event/great-conversations-world-pandemics-and-environment

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Northrop Ticket Office at nto@umn.edu or 612-624-2345.

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