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September 24, 1981

Neville Marriner has been the music director of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1979. He is the founder of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the world’s most recorded conductor. A native of Lincolnshire, England, he studied violin at the Royal College of Music in London and at the Paris Conservatory. He served as the principal second violin with the London Symphony Orchestra for thirteen years, and he has conducted most of the world’s major symphony orchestras.

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April 30, 1981

Edson Spencer is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Honeywell, Inc., where he has built a reputation for his strong convictions on corporate responsibility. He joined Honeywell in 1954 and served as their Far East regional manager from 1959 to 1964. Before becoming the company’s CEO, he served as corporate vice president in charge of international operations.

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March 19, 1981

Robert McAfee Brown is professor of Theology and Ethics at the Graduate Theological Union’s Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. He has taught at Amherst College, Union Theological Seminary, Macalester College, and Stanford University. In his presentation, he will respond to the issues raised by the Moral Majority and similar movements in America today.

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February 19, 1981

John Najarian is chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and a widely recognized pioneer in transplant surgery. After graduating with honors from the University of California Medical School in 1952, he served as Division Surgeon of the 34th Air Division, USAF, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was professor of surgery at the University of California School of Medicine before he came to the University of Minnesota in 1967.

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November 11, 1980

Roger Fisher is a Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and a consultant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. He works with the Harvard Negotiation Project, which is committed to improving the theory and practice of conflict resolution through real-world conflict intervention. Throughout his career, he has focused his efforts on seeking peace in the Middle East.

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October 16, 1980

Ellen Goodman began her career as a researcher and reporter for Newsweek. She joined the Detroit Free Press in 1965, and in 1967, she became an associate editor at The Boston Globe. An astute observer of American life, her column has been syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group, and in 1980, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She is the author of the books Close to Home and Turning Points.