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Oct. 4 memorial for Stephen M. Meyer

A memorial service for Stephen M. Meyer will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4 p.m. in the MIT Chapel, the Department of Political Science announced. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Brown Living Room of McCormick Hall.

Meyer, a political science professor, an expert in national security issues and a passionate advocate of global biodiversity, died last year of cancer at the age of 54.

Meyer focused his teaching and research on the interaction of science, economics and politics in policy-making, particularly in the areas of natural resource exploitation, land use and wildlife habitat preservation.

His last book, "The End of the Wild," on the extinction of wildlife species and human responsibility, appeared in December 2006.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 3, 2007 (download PDF).

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