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St. Norbert College to Present Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, February 10, 2017
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will again host the Great Decisions Lecture Series, beginning Feb. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and recurring weekly on Wednesdays until April 12. All lectures will take place in the Fort Howard Theater of the Bemis International Center on the college campus. The lectures are free for faculty, staff and students from any educational institution who present a valid ID upon entry. The cost is $5 for community members, payable by cash or check at the door of the event. There are no advance ticket sales. Please note that subscriptions for the entire lecture series are not available this year.

The lectures consist of a 45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q-and-A session. The lecture series intends to keep attendees informed about relevant global topics. A briefing book is available at the door of each lecture for $25, payable by cash or check.

The 2017 Great Decisions Lecture Series lineup is as follows:

February 15: Jan Fischer, International Civil Servant of the United Nations, "The United Nations and the Future of Europe"

February 22: Xolisa Mabhongo, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency, "Nuclear Security"

March 1: Arthur Cyr, A.W. and Mary Margret Clausen Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and World Business and Director of the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at Carthage College, "Trade and Politics"

March 8: Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, Professor of History at James Madison University, "Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan"

March 22: Saudi Arabia in Transition, Speaker TBD

March 29: Ellen Alradi, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Asia Pacific Division of the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, "Conflict in the South China Sea"

April 5: Ozum Yesiltas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Norbert College, "United States Foreign Policy and Petroleum"

April 12: Peter Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at Loyola University, "Latin America's Political Pendulum"

For more information, contact Jeremy Doughty at 920-403-4068 or

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