Alan Wolfe to speak at St. Norbert College 2008 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, September 10, 2008
by Jordan Vater, jordan.vater@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

Boston College political science professor Alan Wolfe will be the featured speaker at St. Norbert College's 2008 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, F.K. Bemis International Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wolfe is currently a professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College. He is the author or editor of more than 14 books, and chairs a task force of the American Political Science Association of "Religion and Democracy in the United States."

In his most recent work, "Does American Democracy Still Work?" Wolfe provides a "brilliant analysis" about the threats posed as religion and morality play a continuously stronger role in Democracy, according to one reviewer.

Wolfe has two books that were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and he was listed in "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America," and "Contemporary Authors." Wolfe also worked with President Clinton on his 1995 State of the Union Address.

The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding was established at St. Norbert College in 1993 by the Norman Miller Family Foundation in honor of the life of Louis Miller, a native of Green Bay who died in 1989. The annual lectures focus on promoting unity, communication and tolerance among different cultures, religions, ethnicities and traditions. The goal is to develop a better understanding among people, both domestically and internationally.

For more information, contact Kelly Heim at (920) 403-3016 or kelly.heim@snc.edu.