Larry Herzburg to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, February 26, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Larry Herzberg (pronounced "hers-burg"), a noted China specialist and professor of Asian languages at Calvin College, will lecture on "China in Africa" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater in the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Herzberg received his B.A. from Lawrence University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University. He is the author of three books on Chinese culture and recently produced a documentary on modern China. He will discuss China's efforts to influence various nations of Africa and gain a political foothold on that continent.

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.

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. The speakers are selected by participating colleges and universities. St. Norbert College is one of three schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $18.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.