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Chopra, Harkin, Kurzweil, Ornish, Khan Top Race & Reconciliation Conclave on Health and Wellness
Date:3/13/2009

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, described by Forbes magazine as "the ultimate thinking machine" will join wellness legislative leader Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), health and wellness expert Dr. Deepak Chopra, diet guru Dr. Dean Ornish, PepsiCo Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mehmood Khan and three dozen other national thought leaders at the March 16th conference on Race and Reconciliation in America: Health and Wellness for All. The daylong gathering is being convened and co-hosted by former US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and playwright/author Janet Langhart Cohen, and will take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The March 16th meeting follows the Cohens' acclaimed July 2008 initiative on race and reconciliation in America, which brought together political, business, entertainment, religious, academic, non-profit and community organization leaders from across the country to discuss the impact of race on education, law and criminal justice, economic inequality, the media and film, religion and the next generation. The groundbreaking series of discussions was broadcast by C-SPAN and CNN.com and is continuing in communities throughout the nation.

In addition to Chopra, Kurzweil, Harkin, Khan and Ornish, there will be over 40 experts from across the country, including former FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach; Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Irwin Redlener, President and Co-Founder of the Children's Health Fund; distinguished medical practitioner Dr. Sharon Malone, whose spouse, Eric Holder, now serves as Attorney General; Dr. Tania Heller, Medical Director of the Washington Center for Eating Disorders and Adolescent Obesity; and Leo V. Williams, III, Major General, US Marine Corps (Retired), Executive V
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