Stanford to hold talk on global resources

Discussion will feature retired Gen. John Abizaid, others

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and retired Gen. John Abizaid, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, will be among the panelists Oct. 13 at a roundtable discussion at Stanford, "The Fight for Oil, Water and a Healthy Planet."

The discussion will be 9:15-11 a.m. in Maples Pavilion. The event is open to the public and free to students, staff and faculty.

Tickets for the general public are $10 and available at the Stanford Ticket Office in Tresidder Union. Tickets can be ordered by calling 650-725-2787 or online at .

Alumni attending Stanford reunion weekend will be admitted by showing their reunion nametags.

The panelists will discuss how changing world demographics and increased economic growth are driving demand for world resources.

Other panelists will be New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Jon Bryson, a former Stanford trustee and chairman and CEO of Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, and Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth Sciences at Stanford.

-- Don Kazak

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