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Fred Kaplan to Speak at St. Norbert College as Part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, February 26, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl, , 920-403-3089

Fred Kaplan, author of "The Insurgents" and the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will lecture on "Israel and the U.S." as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Kaplan received his Ph.D. in political science from MIT. He is a frequent contributor to Slate magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and Scientific American. He has published several books on military strategy and served as a foreign and defense policy adviser to Representative Les Aspin from 1978 to 1980.

Kaplan will speak about the new strains put on the 65-year-old relationship between Israel and the U.S., including the Arab Spring, Iran's nuclear ambitions and failed peace talks.

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.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College Center for International Education at 920-403-3447 or go to

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