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Robert Kramer to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, January 31, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Robert Kramer, professor of history at St. Norbert College, will lecture on "Islamic Awakening" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Kramer received his Ph.D from Northwestern University. His specialization is the Sudan, and in particular its social history from the 18th to 20th centuries. He is primarily interested in issues of identity change and social integration, as well as messianic thought in Islam.

Kramer will speak about how the aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries.

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 only two schools in Wisconsin that present the entire series.

Admission to individual sessions is $5 at the door, and briefing books are available for $20. 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. An advance subscription for the entire Great Decisions series is available for $50 per person. Subscription includes admission to all eight lectures and a copy of the Great Decisions briefing book.

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

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