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St. Norbert College hosts Great Decisions lecture series: "The Philippines"

From St. Norbert College, February 11, 2004
by Kelsey Ebben,, (920) 403-3089

De Pere: St. Norbert College is hosting a presentation on the Philippines Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theatre, F.K. Bemis International Center. The presentation is the third lecture in the Great Decisions series. The national program is intended to bring together local, regional and national experts in an 8-week lecture series devoted to international politics, economics and culture. St. Norbert College is hosting the public event for the 18th year in northeastern Wisconsin.

The presenter is Robert Boyer, professor of English at St. Norbert College. Boyer is writing a book about his experiences in the Philippines as a faculty exchange professor. He kept a journal while there, and chapters of the journal have been published in Filipinas, a national magazine, and in a monthly column in VIA Times, a Filipino newspaper published in Chicago. He will speak on the Philippines as a U.S. ally in the War on Terrorism.

The Foreign Policy Association of America selects topics of the series to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues of the day. Participants may purchase a briefing book that includes background information on the topics, and may visit the association