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Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland to speak at LSE

Tuesday 11 February, 6.30pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, World Health Organisation director- general, will speak to an audience of students and guests at the London School of Economics and Political Science about her main priorities concerning health, poverty and human rights.

The lecture on Tuesday 11 February has been organised by the LSE Students' Union Scandinavian Society and the London group of the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad. The event will be chaired by LSE's Professor Lord Desai, director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance.

Norway's first woman prime minister, Dr Brundtland was elected for three terms of office, serving ten years in total. She also chaired the UN Commission on Environment and Development whose report Our Common Future set the agenda for global priorities for sustainable development and led to the 1992 Rio Environmental Summit. She was appointed director-general of the WHO in 1998. In December last year she was also announced as a new LSE honorary fellow.

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There are limited press tickets for this event. To reserve one of these, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email: j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

For more information about the event, please contact Iselin Hebbert Larsen on i.h.larsen@lse.ac.uk| 

3 February 2003

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