Monday, February 20, 2006

Les Roberts to Speak at Cornell University Tonight

If you want to get a better sense of who Les Roberts is, and want the chance to ask him questions about his campaign, you've got a good opportunity tonight. Les Roberts will be speaking tonight at the Uris Auditorium of Cornell University, from 5:30 - 7:00.

The title of his speech: Civilian Causalities in Iraq: The Untold Story

Here's the blurb of information that the Les Roberts campaign is releasing about the speech:

"During September of 2004 a study was conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Al Mustansarya University in Baghdad that estimated at least 100,000 civilians had died as a result of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. The study received front-page coverage across Europe and the Middle-east but was largely ignored by the U.S. media. Les Roberts, an epidemiologist and lead author on the study, will discuss the discrepancy between the media coverage in the U.S. and elsewhere and the implications for the American public."

I won't be there myself, as I am currently stuck in Chicago doing on a research project concerning consumer perceptions of health care choices. I can almost say that I'd rather listen to a speech by Sherwood Boehlert, but really, it's not that bad.


Anonymous said...

The public is also invited to hear Les Roberts speak to the Lansing Democrats on Thursday March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lansing Community Center (25 Auburn Road).

Anonymous said...

Wow. Les Roberts seems to be getting out there. What are the part-time candidates doing? Nothing?

Anonymous said...

no, they just don't have this blog at their disposal.