LEWISTON – Andrew Morrison will speak on the economics of gender equality at the Great Falls Forum from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16.

Morrison will discuss “Gender Equality As Smart Economics In Developing Counties” at the Marsden Hartley Cultural Center in the Lewiston Public Library on Lisbon Street.

Morrison is a lead economist in the Gender and Development Group at the World Bank where he works to promote gender equality through World Bank development projects and analytical work.

The Great Falls Forum will reconvene Jan. 17 when speaker Dana Hutchins will be featured. He will be talking about one of his latest projects which involves the design and development of a $2.4 million system of 12 networked interactive multimedia marine research simulation stations and 30 high-definition video displays for Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

The remaining speakers for the 2007-08 season are Bates College professor Amy Bradfield Douglass, Feb. 21; New York Times best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, March 20; the Somali Immigrant Panel, April 17; and Maine’s first female commissioner of public safety, Anne Jordan, May 15.

The Great Falls Forum is sponsored by the Sun Journal, Lewiston Public Library, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Bates College. No reservations necessary.

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