Fifty Years of Science: Victories, Limitations, and Challenges

OCTOBER 2, 2020

11:50 am – 1:00 pm
program begins at noon

DR. WILLIAM FOEGE | Epidemiologist

We are honored to host Dr. William Foege for Intersections on Friday, October 2! Distrust of science has become too common in our country for many. That distrust has an enormous impact on the success of stopping outbreaks such as COVID-19, immunizations, wearing masks, global warming, and more. Dr. Foege will talk with us about the impact of living in a time when science and facts are questioned in a society.

New this year!
You have the opportunity to order and pick up a pre-packaged lunch to enjoy at home, prepared by Heidi, our Close to Home caterer! While we can’t gather in person, we’d still like to share that familiar sense of community. Pre-paid lunches can be picked up in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot (310 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids) between 10:45-11:30 am the morning of Intersections. This month’s lunch selection: roast beef muffuleta sandwich or cobb egg salad (vegetarian). Both will come with an autumn chopped salad as well as snickerdoodle cookies.

RSVPs to join Intersections online must be made by noon on Wednesday, September 30. A link to join the event will be emailed the morning of Intersections to those who make a reservation.

Intersections reservation AND pre-paid lunch: click here
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About DR. WILLIAM FOEGE: Dr. William H. Foege is Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University, and a Gates Fellow.

An epidemiologist, Dr. Foege worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He became Chief of the CDC Smallpox Eradication Program and was appointed Director of the U.S. Centers for in 1977. In 1984, Dr. Foege co-founded the Task Force for Child Survival, a working group for WHO, UNICEF, The World Bank, UNDP, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dr. Foege served The Carter Center between 1986-1992 as its Executive Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of Global 2000. Between 1992-1999, he contributed to the Centre’s work as a Fellow and as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. Between 1999-2001, Dr. Foege served as Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Foege has received many awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. He holds honorary degrees from numerous institutions, and has written more than 125 professional publications.

Who should be attending Intersections?
We want Intersections to reach more people in the greater Cedar Rapids area. And, we need your help! Please consider inviting a couple of friends (or more!) to attend Intersections with you. Make sure you give us their names when you make your reservation. Thank you for your help!

Intersections is a monthly gathering of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. An opportunity to learn, to participate in civil dialogue, and to discuss issues at the intersection of religion and politics.