Contact: Contact: Yvonne French (202) 707-9191

September 28, 1998

Author Eugene Linden and Former Senator Timothy E. Wirth To Discuss Future Global Stability

WHO: Eugene Linden, author of The Future in Plain Sight (1998, Simon & Schuster), and the Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation and former U.S. Senator (D-Colo.)

WHAT: Will offer a presentation and lecture, "Trying Predictions: Are We Headed for Global Instability?"

WHEN: 6:45 p.m. October 6

WHERE: Montpelier Room, Sixth Floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.


Mr. Linden offers a prediction of the global socioeconomic condition based on the assumption that "the normalcy of the past 50 years is an illusory lull in what will become a much less stable world." Mr. Wirth, as president of the U.N. Foundation, focuses on collaborative efforts required to face the challenges of the future.

Mr. Linden has been a journalist for 25 years. He writes about science, technology and the environment for Time magazine. He has contributed to the Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Inc., and National Geographic. Before The Future in Plain Sight, his most recent book was Silent Partners.

Mr. Wirth heads the U.N. Foundation, created early this year when R.E. "Ted" Turner made a major financial commitment to support United Nations causes, such as children's health and environmental protecton. Mr. Wirth was undersecretary of state for Global Affairs from 1993 to 1997. He represented Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 1993 (when he chose not to run for re-election) and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1987, representing Colorado's second congressional district. He was a White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson, and served as deputy assistant secretary for education in the Nixon administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford.

The talk is free. Neither tickets nor reservations are required. Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and/or Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations, contact the Disability Employment office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 98-160
ISSN 0731-3527

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