Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh to speak at St. Norbert College as part of the Great Decisions lecture series

Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 31, 2011
by Stephen Schumacher, stephen.schumacher@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky, will give a lecture, "The Caucasus," as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater at the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert campus.

Ambassador Cavanaugh, though officially retired, is still directly involved in the issues surrounding the Russian/Georgian conflict that dominates this region. The potential for confrontation between the U.S. and Russia in this flashpoint makes the Ambassador's views particularly relevant in today's world.

Great Decisions is a nationwide 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 Collegeis hosting the public event for its 29th 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 present the entire series. (UW-Milwaukee is the other.)

Admission to individual sessions are $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $15.The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website, www.fpa.org, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at -920-403-4075, or go to http://www.snc.edu/cie/greatdecisons.html.