August 2001 Bulletin

Kissinger, Goodwin Annual Meeting speakers

Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian, biographer, and Pulitzer prize winner will be the presidential guest speakers at the 69th AAOS Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas Feb. 13-17, 2002.

An educational program featuring the latest in scientific knowledge will be presented in the Dallas Convention Center. Attendees from throughout world are expected to attend the meeting that will feature 320 scientific papers, 31 symposia, 180 Instructional Courses, 555 posters and 72 scientific exhibits.

Kissinger, who was National Security Advisor for six years, is today an international corporate consultant. In his speeches, Kissinger draws on his past experiences with some of the most important foreign policy leaders of our time as well as his current experience on the international scene. He will address the Annual Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002.

Goodwin, a former Harvard University professor of government for 10 years, became an assistant to President Johnson during his last year in the White House. Later, she helped him with the preparation of his memoirs. Goodwin is a commentator on NBC, a panelist on PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and author of several highly praised books. Among her many talents, Goodwin is an expert on baseball. She will address the Annual Meeting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2002.

Another interesting speaker will be Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 32, he is on course to become one of the youngest people to climb all of the Seven Summits—highest peaks on each of the seven continents. Despite losing his sight at age 13, he has been a middle school teacher, wrestling coach, mountain climber, skydiver and skier.

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Weihenmayer will be the featured speaker at the Instructional Course dinner Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002


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