Wayne State's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies hosting discussion on ice, water and climate change

Henry N. Pollack to lead Eugene Perrin Health Sciences and Peace Lecture on April 11

March 7, 2014

DETROIT - Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies is hosting the 2014 annual Eugene Perrin Health Sciences and Peace Lecture at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 11 at NextEnergy in Midtown Detroit's TechTown. 

This year's guest speaker will be Henry N. Pollack, Professor of Geophysics (emeritus), Earth & Environmental Sciences from University of Michigan. His discussion will focus on the nexus between ice, water and climate, the changes in each that are already underway, and the implications for Earth's future.

The family of the late Dr. Eugene Victor Perrin, peace activist, longtime member of the Center Executive Committee and Professor of Pathology in the WSU School of Medicine, established the Eugene Perrin Endowed Lectureship in Health Science and Peace. In collaboration with the Saperstein Science and Peace Initiative, the Perrin lecture attracts some of the most prominent global figures dealing with aspects of health as related to peace and conflict resolution. 

The event is free and open to the public.

NextEnergy is located at 461 Burroughs Street, Detroit, Michigan.

For more event information, contact Mary Katherine Burnett at 313-577-3453 or email

The Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015, develops and implements projects, programs, curricula, research and publications in areas of scholarship related to international and domestic peace, war, social justice, arms control, globalization, multicultural awareness and constructive conflict resolution.

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 28,000 students.