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St. Norbert College to Host Great Decisions Lecture Series

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From St. Norbert College, January 23, 2019
by Hailey Barron, , (920)-403-3089

St. Norbert College’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE) will host its annual Great Decisions Lecture Series beginning Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with subsequent lectures recurring weekly on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. through April 10. Each year, the lecture series focuses on eight critical global issues selected by the Foreign Policy Association that serve as a point of departure for dialogue and debate.

The lecture series is free and open to the public; community members are encouraged to join faculty, staff and students in rich conversation with accomplished experts. All lectures excluding those on March 27 and April 3 will take place in the Fort Howard Theater of the F. K. Bemis International Center on St. Norbert College’s campus. The lecture on March 27 will take place in Phoenix Room B of the University Union on UW-Green Bay’s campus; the lecture on April 3 will take place in the Alumni Room of the University Union on UW-Green Bay’s campus.
The 2019 Great Decisions Lecture Series lineup is as follows:

Feb. 6: Robert Cramer, professor of history at St. Norbert College, will discuss “The Middle East: Regional Disorder.”

Feb. 13: Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon Jr., senior international policy advisor at Arnold & Porter, will discuss “The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested.”
Feb. 20: Zheya Gai, professor of political science and international relations at Washington & Jefferson College, will discuss “Decoding U.S./China Trade.”

Feb. 28: Frederic Lemieux, professor and program director of the master’s in applied intelligence at Georgetown University, will discuss “Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics.”
March 6: Angel Saavedra Cisneros, assistant professor of political science at St. Norbert College, will discuss “Refugees and Global Migration.”
March 27: Andrew Kydd, professor of international relations and political methodology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss “Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?”
April 3: David Coury, professor of humanistic studies and global studies and co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships at UW-
Green Bay, will discuss “The Rise of Populism in Europe.”

April 10: Daniel C. Stoll, associate dean of global affairs at St. Norbert College, will discuss “State of the State Department and Diplomacy.”
The CGE is the hub of all international activity at St. Norbert College, and provides global opportunities for students, faculty, staff and the community.
For more information on the 2019 Great Decisions Lecture Series or the CGE, contact Bev Moeser at or 920-403-3494.

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