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Crisis in the Global Food Supply "Great Decisions" lecture series at St. Norbert College

From St. Norbert College, February 6, 2009
by Jordan Vater,, (920) 403-3089

Raj Patel, international author and advocate on world food distribution, will be the featured speaker for the Feb. 11 "Great Decisions" lecture at 7:30 p.m. in St. Norbert College's Fort Howard Theatre, Bemis International Center. His presentation, "Crisis in the Global Food Supply," is the first of eight lectures in the "Great Decisions" series.

"Great Decisions" is a national program meant to bring together local, regional and national experts in an eight-week lecture series discussing international issues of interest to the community. St. Norbert College is hosting the public event for its 27th year in northeastern Wisconsin.

Topics for the series are selected by the Foreign Policy Association of America and are intended to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues of the day. The speakers themselves are selected by participating colleges and universities. St. Norbert College is one of only two schools in Wisconsin that presents the entire series. (UW-Milwaukee is the other).

Advance subscription for the entire series is available for $40 per person. Subscription includes admission to all eight lectures and the Great Decisions briefing book. The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's web site,, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums. Admission to individual sessions is also available for $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $15.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at (920) 403-4075, or go to