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African Roundtable: Focus on Wildlife
April 5 to May 3, 2018

I will be co-leading another OSHER class at Dartmouth College with Norman Miller (Professor Emeritus at the Geisel School of Medicine).

Join us for discussions with authors and scientists as they offer insights into their work in the field of animal research and conservation. Invited speakers include:
• Laurel Neme, a consultant in environmental and wildlife policy and natural resource management, is the author of “Animal Investigators” and “Orangutan Houdini.” Laurel will discuss how forensics are used to discourage poaching and wildlife trafficking.
• Dale Peterson, the biographer of and long-time collaborator with primatologist Jane Goodall, examines in sweeping detail the lives of her young assistants as they struggled under difficult and dangerous conditions. The “Ghosts of Gombe: A True Story of Love and Death in an African Wilderness” is written as an extended exercise in literary forensics, and also unveils for the first time a remarkable development in which researchers developed genuine personal friendships with chimpanzees.
• Daniel Otte, the world’s leading expert on grasshoppers and crickets, is also a wildlife illustrator (“The Safari Companion”). Daniel will talk about his newest book, “Limpopo River Tales” and discuss how he incorporated his field work into a book of stories for children.
• Guest speakers from the Dartmouth community will discuss current conservation efforts, fieldwork and data collection techniques, and the economics of wildlife trafficking.

United Nations Human Rights Workshop
September 21-22, 2017
Geneva Switzerland

See you there!

July 26, 2017
New England Author's Expo
Danvers, MA
Book Signing

On safari!!

March-April 2017
African Roundtable: Selected Topics from an Emerging Continent (OSHER at Dartmouth)

I will be co-leading a class at Dartmouth College with Norman Miller (Professor Emeritus at the Geisel School of Medicine).

Much of our fascination with Africa today starts with the human story, the evolution of our ancestors, the "invention" of medicine, art and religion, and the contemporary relations between humans, animals and their environment. Africa is also a complex 21st-century continent and our focus will include two sessions on modern politics and economic development including foreign aid issues.

Drawing on local expertise, the course co-directors have selected six specific themes that illustrate these universal topics: (1) African Prehistory and the Modern Fossil Discoveries in South Africa; (2) African Traditional Medicine and Cross Cultural Healing; (3) Indigenous Religion, Spiritism and Witchcraft, as seen in African art; (4) Contemporary Issues of African Wildlife and Conservation; (5) the Role of Foreign Aid and Non-Governmental Organizations; and (6) Key Political Trends in Today's Africa.

Invited guests include Dr. Jeremy DeSilva (Anthropology), Ambassador Roland Kuchel (Zambia and Eastern Europe), Dr. Nelson Kasfir (Political Science).

Meet me at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair!
February 8-11
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Washington DC Convention Center & Washington Marriott Marquis

Boston Book FairCopley PlazaSaturday Oct 15I'll be signing books from 1:00-3:00 at the New Hampshire Writer's Project NHWP booth. ***********************************************************************

Stay tuned! On October 7th at 10:30 AM, I will be appearing on DCAT's CATV program "Off The Shelf." I am looking forward to meeting the host Veronica Andrews and talking about my latest books. ***********************************************************************
2016 New England Author's Expo

April 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth Outing Club House
Hanover, NH