Traverse City Events: Traverse City native Dr. Terrie E. Taylor will present "One Michigander Making a World of Difference in Southern Africa" at the next International Affairs Forum lecture at 6 p.m., November 15 in Milliken Auditorium.

Taylor is a distinguished professor of internal medicine at Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. For the past 25 years, she has spent half of each year leading a team of physicians battling the scourge of malaria in the African country of Malawi and is currently leading a $9.1 million effort there. Among her numerous awards, she was the 2011 recipient of the American Medical Association's International Award for Medicine.

The eight-part IAF series brings diplomats, policy makers, journalists and others from all over the globe to Milliken Auditorium. All programs begin with a reception in the Sculpture Court of the Dennos Museum Center at 5:15 p.m. and are followed at 6 p.m. by the lecture and a discussion period in Milliken Auditorium.

Subscribers and patrons receive 16 tickets that can be used by the member and guests at any of the eight lectures in the 2012-2013 series. Patron members also receive public recognition at each lecture for the additional support that has been essential in sustaining the IAF lecture series for 17 years.

Individual lecture tickets are $10 and available at the door. All current educators and students are admitted free. For memberships or more or information, call NMC Extended Educational Services at (231) 995-1700.

For more information on the IAF series, including a complete 2012-2013 speaker schedule, visit

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