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

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From St. Norbert College, March 19, 2014
by Stefanie Trinkl,, 920-403-3089

Art Cyr, director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage College, will lecture on "U.S. Trade Policy" as part of the Great Decisions Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus.

Cyr received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. Before joining the Carthage community, he served as president of the Chicago World Trade Center Association, vice president of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, faculty member and administrator at the University of California, Los Angeles and executive at the Ford Foundation. He is also the author of four books and numerous articles that have appeared in professional journals and the popular press.

In his lecture, Cyr will explore the foreign policy tool of "economic statecraft" and the benefits of democracy and the free market.

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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