Malaria, Politics and Nobel Prizes

Dr. Peter Agre is absolutely no stranger to major international issues dealing with health, science and politics. The Forum is honored to have this 2003 Nobel Chemistry Prize winner hosting a session on Saturday March 3 about science as a tool of diplomacy. As an esteemed scientist whose vital work on malaria takes him all over the world, he is currently lecturing in South Africa at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. But he took the time to contact us about his work there. “Visiting African universities and lecturing to their students and faculty is an opportunity to learn more about their important work and to demonstrate that U.S. scientists really care,” Dr. Agre wrote. “In a special way, these visits serve to remind our African colleagues that we are all part of a global science community.” We can’t wait to learn more from him — in person — on March 3.
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