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St. Norbert College to Host Great Decisions Lecture Series

From St. Norbert College, January 30, 2018
by Matthew Matuszak, matthew.matuszak@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will again host the Great Decisions Lecture Series, beginning Feb. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and recurring weekly on Wednesdays through April 18. All lectures will take place in the Fort Howard Theater of the Bemis International Center on the college campus. The lectures are free for faculty, staff and students from any educational institution who present a valid ID upon entry. The cost is $5 for community members, payable by cash or check at the door of the event. There are no advance ticket sales. Please note that subscriptions for the entire lecture series are not available this year.

The lectures consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q-and-A session. The lecture series intends to keep attendees informed about relevant global topics. A briefing book is available at the door of each lecture for $30, payable by cash or check.

The 2018 Great Decisions Lecture Series lineup is as follows:

February 7: Richard Avramenko, associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a lecture called "The Waning of Pax Americana?"

February 14: William Munro, professor of political science at Illinois Wesleyan University, will lecture on "South Africa's Fragile Democracy."

February 28: U.S. Army Major Wendy Tokach, department chair of military science at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, will discuss "U.S. Global Engagement and the Military."

March 7: Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, professor of diplomacy and conflict resolution at the University of Kentucky, will present a lecture on "Russia's Foreign Policy."

March 21: Mark Johnson, the health and science reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will give a presentation on "Global Health: Progress and Challenges."

March 28: Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, founder and president of U.S.-China Education Trust, will discuss "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation."

April 4: Cengiz Erisen, associate professor of political science at Yeditepe University in Turkey, will lecture on "Turkey: A Partner in Crisis."

April 18: Nikki Usher, associate professor of media and public affairs at the George Washington University, will present a lecture on "Media and Foreign Policy."

For more information, contact Bev Moeser at 920-403-3494.