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Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Will Give McInally Lecture

10/22/2007 --

MBA alum and land mine survivor Jerry White will discuss his Landmine Survivors Network and more.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.óJerry White, co-founder and executive director of the Landmine Survivors Network, will deliver the Ross School of Business' 41st annual William K. McInally Memorial Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Rackham Auditorium. His free, public talk is titled "Survivorship: Evolution of an Organization."

White, who earned his MBA from the Ross School of Business in 2005, was a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Founded in 1997, Landmine Survivors Network is an international organization based in Washington, D.C., with offices in six mine-affected countries. Created by and for survivors, LSN advocates for a ban on land mines and develops support programs around the world designed to promote comprehensive rehabilitation through an integrated system of peer support, sports and social and economic reintegration.

A graduate of Brown University, White was camping in Israel when he stepped on a land mine in 1984. He worked at the Brookings Institution and the Natural Resources Defense Council prior to becoming assistant director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, where he co-founded and edited the Risk Report, an award-winning database designed to track the spread of weapons of mass destruction. For the past 15 years, he has been a tireless advocate to stop the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as land mines, and to promote mass empowerment and survivors' rights.

The McInally Lecture began in 1966 in memory of William K. McInally, who served on the University of Michigan Board of Regents from 1960 until 1964. Past speakers include Madeleine Albright, Andrew Young, Martha Seger, F. Lee Bailey, C.K. Prahalad, Richard Tedlow and Zainab Salbi.



For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu