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SCW Friday
Guest in the Pulpit —

COLONEL LAWRENCE WILKERSON
will offer the talk:
"America's Role in a Changing World"


Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 at 7:30pm

LAWRENCE WILKERSON, who will be guest in the pulpit at Temple Emanuel, is Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. His last positions in government were as Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05), and Associate Director of the State Department's Policy Planning staff under the directorship of Ambassador Richard N. Haass. Before serving at the State Department, Wilkerson served 31 years in the U.S. Army, including as Deputy Executive Officer to then-General Colin Powell when he commanded the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989), Special Assistant to General Powell when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989-93), and as Director and Deputy Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia (1993-97). Since leaving the State Department, Wilkerson speaks to groups all over America, publishes articles in newspapers and magazines across the country, and regularly offers commentary on television.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Call 516.482.5701 for information.

 

SCW Thursday
Guest Speaker

RONALD CRYSTAL, MD
will offer the talk —
"The Human Genome: What Your Genes Tell About You..."

Thursday evening,
Apr. 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

DR. RONALD CRYSTAL is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. During the 1970s and 80s, Dr. Crystal focused much of his research on the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases of the lung, for which he developed an FDA-approved therapy now used to treat thousands of patients worldwide. In the late 1980s, Dr. Crystal shifted his focus to gene therapy, a field in which he is a pioneer. He was the first to use a recombinant virus as a vehicle for in vivo gene therapy, and has carried out human trials of gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, cardiac ischemia, cancer and central nervous system disorders.
His current research interests are deciphering how human genetic variation modulates gene expression in the context of environmental exposure and exploiting these relationships to re-categorize human disease at the biologic level and identify who is at risk for disease.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane.
Admission is Free. Call 516.482.5701 for information.