A Nebraska native and Lincoln resident, clinical psychologist, and the author of two best-selling books, Mary Pipher lectured on the subject of 'The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to our Town.' While her book 'Reviving Ophelia' looked at teenage girls and 'Another Country' addressed aging, Pipher's most recent book 'The Middle of Everywhere' describes the plight of refugees settling in Lincoln.
A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. The Forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation. The Forum does not endorse the views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.