Shibley Telhami to speak at St. Norbert College's 2009 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture
From St. Norbert College, September 25, 2009
by Chelsey Gruetzmacher, chelsey.gruetzmacher, (920) 403-3089
Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the
University of Maryland-College Park, will be the featured speaker at St.
Norbert College's 2009 Norman and Louis Miller Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 20,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater, F.K. Bemis International Center.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Telhami is a non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings
Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, board member of
the Education for Employment Foundation, and has served in various
foreign policy arenas. He has served as chair of the advisory committee of
Humans Rights Watch/Middle East on the board of Human Rights Watch, as
advisor to the U.S. Mission to the U.N., the board of the United States
Institute of Peace, and as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Trilateral
U.S.-Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Incitement Committee.
Telhami has co-drafted several reports for the United States government
and has written numerous articles and books on international politics and
Middle Eastern concerns. His best-selling book, "The Stakes: America and
the Middle East," was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the top five books
on the Middle East in 2003.
Professor Telhami was given the Distinguished International Service Award
by the University of Maryland in 2002 and the Excellence in Public Service
Award by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents in 2006. Prior
to teaching at the University of Maryland, Telhami worked at Cornell
University, the University of Southern California, Princeton University,
Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and at Berkeley, where he
received his doctorate in political science.
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