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Old Dominion University President Roseann Runte will award Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during an academic ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 in the North Cafeteria of Webb University Center. Hassan will then address those gathered for the ceremony.
The event is part of the three-day annual conference of the international Club of Rome, "Youth: Challenges & Promises for a Better Future - A Cross-generational Dialogue," held Oct. 1-3 at Old Dominion.

Hassan is president and Runte a member of the club, a global think tank that voices a concern for the future of humanity and stimulates public debate on major issues. Composed of scientists, heads of state, educators, businesspeople and humanists, the 100-member club is best known for its groundbreaking 1972 report, "Limits to Growth," which was the first major document to recognize that global resources could not sustain population and consumer growth.

The younger brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan, Hassan served as his brother's closest political adviser and was regent of the country during the king's absences. He has been a leading Arab statesman for almost three decades, is a prolific author, and has won scores of awards and honors.

The honorary degree ceremony can be viewed live via videostreaming at http://www.lions.odu.edu/org/ats/multimedia/streamed_events/events/rome_degree/.

Following the ceremony, the Club of Rome will continue its meeting with the following seminars, which are free and open to the public:

10 a.m.
"The Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders"
Webb University Center

11 a.m.
"A Cross-generation Dialogue: Which Tools and Strategies Are Needed to Tackle the Problems of Tomorrow?"
Webb University Center

12:30 p.m.
Presentation of the Virginia Message
"A Vision for a World Resolutique"
Webb University Center

For more information call 683-3159.

This article was posted on: October 2, 2005

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