Donald Weatherbee to speak at St. Norbert College as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series

April 4, 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 21, 2012
by Chris Swietlik, chris.swietlik@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Donald Weatherbee, professor emeritus, University of South Carolina, will lecture on, "Indonesia," as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater at the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Weatherbee is considered the nation's top expert on Indonesia. He will seek to explain the complex balance in that country between a secular
government and one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. His exploration of fascinating politics of that important, but often forgotten, country should prove to be extremely interesting.

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 College is hosting the public event for its 30th 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 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 is $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, http://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/greatdecisions.html.