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From Tommy Guns to Tusks: ‘Last Lecture’ in Forum Series

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

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Dr. Lynn Newhart will present “From Tommy Guns to Tusks: Organized Crime and the Exotic Animal Trade” on Tuesday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in Fisher Memorial Chapel.

While most of us know that organized crime is involved in drugs, weapons, and human trafficking, few of us realize the extent to which it is involved in trafficking of exotic animals. Dr. Newhart is going to discuss this lucrative trade for organized crime groups, explaining how they are involved, why they are involved and why this type of trafficking brings in billions of dollars a year.

The Last Lecture Series is meant as an honor to recognize a professor who is greatly admired by the campus community. By being honored, the professor is asked to give the lecture he or she would give if they knew it would be their last. 

The forum series is open to the public and, with the exception of plays, are free of charge. Lectures and performances will take place on the Rockford University campus, 5050 E. State St., Rockford. Tickets are required for all events and can be obtained by contacting the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or



Tuesday, April 18, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Fisher Memorial Chapel – Rockford University
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108 United States