Oregon State University

May 4, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center
Corvallis, Oregon

Frances Moore Lappé has been nominated as a Distinguished Lecturer at the 28th Annual Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Memorial Lecture on World Peace. The Distinguished Lectureship was set up in 1982 to honor Ava Helen Pauling for her lifelong efforts in furthering world peace. After his death in 1994, Linus, an OSU alumnus and the only winner of two unshared Nobel Prizes, was included in the memorial. Some of the previous holders of the Lectureship include Johan Galtung, Petra Kelley, Noam Chomsky, Grace Lee Boggs, and seven Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.
Frances will discuss the decline of democracy in the United States, the consolidation of corporate power and the disruption of our eco-systems, and how we can take an active role in democracy to improve these conditions.