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* Public health director joins SCC series on world health care

Dr. David Fleming, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County will kick off a four-part series at Shoreline Community College looking at health-care issues around the world.

Fleming has served as Deputy Director of the Center for Disease Control and directed the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Strategies Program. Prior to Fleming’s comments, there will be a showing of the Frontline documentary, “Sick Around the World.” The program looks at health care in five other capitalist democracies – the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Taiwan and Switzerland.

Sponsored by SCC’s Global Affairs Center, the series’ first event will start at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9 in the PUB (student union building), Room 9208. 

The next three series installments will be:

·         Nov. 10, 12:30 p.m., Room 1102 - Canada’s Health Care System - Ian Parker, Canadian free-lance journalist who worked for the Romanow Commission of the Future of Health Care in Canada. 

·         Nov. 17,12:30 p.m., PUB Room 9208 - Taiwan's Health Care System - Daniel Liao, Director General, Taipei Economic and Culture Office, Seattle.  Liao has held numerous positions with the Taipei government in Taipei, the U.S. and other countries.

·         Nov. 24, 12:30 p.m., PUB Room 9208 - Norway's Health Care System - Kim Nesselquist, Honorary Consul General, Seattle. Nesselquist has been Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services in Oslo among other posts in Norway and the U.S.

All events will be on the main campus of Shoreline Community College.  Public parking is available on campus.  Enter through the main gate (west) on Innis Arden Way; public and event parking is across from the bus stop.  The campus is located at 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., just west of Aurora Avenue and north of Seattle city limits.

The mission of the Global Affairs Center is to encourage critical thinking and engagement on global economic, development and social issues that contributes to sound policy, peace and prosperity.  The goal is to present programs that are timely and relevant to students and community partners.

                                                             Jim Hills/PIO

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