FORA.tv Speaker - Milbry Polk
Polk graduated from The Madeira School and Harvard College. She worked for fifteen years as a photojournalist in the Middle East , South America and Asia.She co-founded Wings Trust, an educational organization and Wings WorldQuest which which celebrates the discoveries of women explorers and supports scientific exploration. Currently she is a contributing editor for The Explorers Journal. She has written and edited ten books including Women of Discovery, The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad and Egyptian Mummies and contributed chapters to others including the recent The Great Explorers.
She has been featured on CBS "Sunday Morning," She has been awarded Woman of the 21st Century from Women's E News.org, The Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award from the Lindbergh Foundation and the Women's Environmental Leader Award from Unity College. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Fellow of the Explorers Club , Fellow of Wings WorldQuest and Honorary Fellow of the Canadian Royal Geographical Society. She is on the board of Arts, Cultural and Exploration organizations. Polk lectures frequently.
03.27.12 | 00:14:03 min
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