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Congresswoman McCollum, panel to discuss global population

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum will be part of a panel on global population issues March 13 in Minneapolis.

The panel also will include journalist Dennis Dimick from National Geographic magazine and St. Mary’s University professor David Opp.

Moderator will be Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the UnderTold Stories Project at St. Mary’s. He said: “We hope to bring home the relevance to our community – students in particular – of what might seem like a distant issue.”

The free event is at the St. Mary’s University Event Center, 2540 Park Ave., Minneapolis, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.

It’s sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, National Geographic, Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership, St. Mary’s University, PBS “NewsHour,” UnderTold Stories and the Minnesota International Center.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 03/05/2012 - 11:50 am.

    Fresh from an epic failure….

    Rep. McCollum takes on a issue over which she has no influence, no warrant from her constituents to investigate and no valuable insights. In other words, she’s gone back to her comfort zone.

  2. Submitted by Joe Musich on 03/05/2012 - 07:12 pm.

    now we’re talkin

    Great. This issue has been undiscussed for too long. There are too many of us and we need to come up with a way to sustain everything so it all continues to work otherwise the consequences continue to grow.

  3. Submitted by Richard Lee Dechert on 03/06/2012 - 11:17 am.

    Not so fast Mr. Swift

    Please document your claim that Rep. McCollum has taken on an issue over which she has no influence, no warrant from her constituents to investigate and no valuable insights.” Your “no warrant” claim has already been impeached by me and possibly Mr. Musich, and will likely be impeached by her constituents who attend the St. Marys forums on March 13 or 14. And if as you claim she has “no valuable insights,” will she not gain some by participating in those high-level forums?

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