Attention Futurists!

 

MICHAEL CRICHTON

BEST-SELLING TECHNO-THRILLER AUTHOR

REVEALS HOW EMERGING SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES INFLUENCE HIS AWARD-WINNING NOVELS

 

The Smithsonian Associates and the Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy Sponsor An Afternoon with Michael Crichton, November 6, 2005

 

WHO:              Dr. Michael Crichton, creator of the modern techno-thriller and author of such best-selling novels as The Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Prey, Congo, and State of Fear

 

WHAT:            Discusses how emerging scientific discoveries have influenced his writing and why sound science is essential for public policy making in the 21st century

 

WHEN:           Sunday, November 6, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM

 

WHERE:        Lisner Auditorium

                        730 21st Street, NW

                        Washington, DC (Foggy Bottom/GW on the Blue/Orange lines)

 

A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard Medical School, Michael Crichton has been called “the father of the techno-thriller.”  His novels -- which have sold more than 150 million copies, been translated into 36 languages and made into 12 films – help readers understand the usefulness and potential dangers of science and technology at the cutting-edge.  Visit www.michaelcrichton.com for more information.

 

The Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy (www.complexsys.org) promotes “complexity science literacy” among the public and policy-makers to increase the use of insights from complex systems research as a framework for understanding, influencing and developing better public policy.

 

Purchase tickets online through The Smithsonian Associates at http://residentassociates.org. 

Full-time Students $15, General Admission $25, RAP Members $20.

For More Information, contact:

T. Irene Sanders, Executive Director

Washington Center for Complexity & Public Policy

1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 610   Washington, DC 20036-7322

202-429-3733 or email info@complexsys.org