Michael Kraft to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series

Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, January 29, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Michael Kraft, emeritus professor of public and environmental affairs at UW-Green Bay, will lecture on "Energy Independence" as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Kraft received his Ph.D from Yale University. His research focuses on U.S. environmental policy and politics; information disclosure policies and their effects; nuclear waste policy; and citizen participation in environmental decision-making.

Kraft will discuss whether the U.S. should encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources.

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 only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $20. 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. An advance subscription for the entire Great Decisions series is available for $50 per person. Subscription includes admission to all eight lectures and a copy of the Great Decisions briefing book.

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.