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Arthur Cyr to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, February 20, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Arthur Cyr (pronounced "sear"), director of the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business, Carthage College, will lecture on NATO, as a part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater in the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Cyr is the author of four books on foreign policy in Europe and Asia. He has served as president of the Chicago World Trade Center Association and vice president of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. He will discuss whether NATO will remain relevant in an increasingly regionalized world and whether this defensive treaty that unifies Europe and North America will survive as Europe increasingly flexes its independence from the United States.

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 three schools in Wisconsin that presents the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $18.The briefing book includes background information on the lecture topics and access to the association's website,, for resources, guides to topics and online discussion forums.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at 920-403-4075 or go to

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