Edward Walker to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 21, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Edward Walker, former ambassador to Egypt, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, will lecture on "Egypt: What Happened to the Arab Spring?" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Walker is the Christian Johnson Professor at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. One of his many distinctions is being the only U.S. official who has served as ambassador to both Israel and Egypt, as well as assistant secretary for the region. He will speak on how Egypt experienced the euphoria of the Arab Spring and how its move toward a more democratic society has been brought back down to earth under the pressure of outside influence and the strain of internal politics.

Great Decisions is a nationwide program that brings 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.