The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                      September 21, 2012

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Global & International Studies Lecture Series
World to Wyoming Initiative

Presents

The Healing Fields: The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia

By Mark Jenkins, National Geographic Magazine, on September 25, 2012


Critically acclaimed author and field staff writer for National Geographic  Mark Jenkins is to present Tuesday, September 25th at 7:00pm in the Gillette College Presentation Hall, Main Building. Jenkins spent a month in Cambodia – crossing minefields, interviewing victims, and searching for Miss Landmine Cambodia – to create this Photo Illustrated presentation The Legacy of War and the Search for Miss Landmine Cambodia

Worldwide, there are tens of millions of landmines buried in over 80 countries. Unlike bullets, after a war ends, landmines are still alive, waiting to blow the legs of innocent farmers and shepherds. After 30 years of war, Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries on earth, but through progressive government programs and substantial foreign aid, it has become the world’s leader in demining and victim rehabilitation. The forum is free and open to the public.

This lecture is sponsored by the UW Global & Area Studies Program, the UW Outreach School, and the UW Office of Academic Affairs as well as the specific colleges hosting each lecture. For more information contact Dr. Jean Garrison at garrison@uwyo.edu or Global & Area Studies at 307-766-3423.

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