Want to be a citizen of the world? Need to understand globalization and its implications? Wondering how to put all the various factors into a comprehensible, coherent perspective? Come to meet an international journalist with a globe-encircling view of things.
Eduardo Geraque, from Brazil, is a biologist and journalist, with a Ph.D in environment journalism. In the last 20 years, he has reported on soccer games, covered the environment in Antarctica and took journalistic trips to the Amazon region and the mountains of Chile where several Brazilian astronomers work. In the interior of Brazil, Geraque reported on the centenary of the ‘Mal de Chagas’ disease in Minas Gerais. Most recently he has worked at the Metropolitan Desk of Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, the most important print publication in Brazil. This academic year he is a Knight-Wallace Fellow here at Michigan. In his talk, Geraque will discuss his work and the importance of cultivating a systemic point of view. This is an important tool that could be use in a lot of the areas.