Eugene Perrin Health Sciences and Peace Lecture


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, has established the Eugene Perrin Endowed Lectureship in Health Science and Peace. In collaboration with the Saperstein Science and Peace Initiative the Perrin lecture will attract some of the most prominent global figures dealing with aspects of health as related to peace and conflict resolution. 

The first Perrin lecture was held in 2013 and featured Dr. Sarah Tishcoff, David, and Lyn Silfen from the University of Pennsylvania, Departments of Genetics and Biology and presented on the topic of "African Genomic Variation:  Implications for human evolution and disease."  In 2014, Henry N. Pollack from the University of Michigan, Professor of Geophysics from the Earth and Enviornmental Sciences Department spoke on "The Implications of Vanishing Global Ice." 

The most recent Eugene Perrin Memorial Lecture in Health Sciences and Peace featured Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim women elected to the Michigan Legislature, the Community Partnerships and Development Director for the Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, and Manager of the Take on Hate campagin, who spoke on "Enviornmental Challenges in the Urban Context: A Legislative Perspective."   

The Perrin program is now in the process of being convereted into the Perrin Scholarship in Science and Peace which will be open to Wayne State graudate students across campus. 

 

 

 

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