Monday, August 18, 2008

America's Role in the World

The 2008 edition of DePauw Discourse will discuss America's Role in the World. Headline speakers for the event are Madeline K. Albright, who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States, and Lee H. Hamilton (DePauw '52), president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. (Both are pictured at right.)

Others scheduled are Bret Baier (DePauw '92), FOX News chief White House correspondent; Mona Bhan, assistant professor of anthropology at DePauw; Pamela L. Carter, president of Cummins Distribution; Sally Smerz Cowal (DePauw '66), head of Population Services International's Americas Region; Sharon M. Crary, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw; Newton F. Crenshaw (DePauw '85), a vice-president at Eli Lilly & Co.; McSamuel R. Dixon-Fyle, professor of history at DePauw; Nisreen El-Shamayleh (DePauw '04), a corresondent for Saudi Channel KSA2 in Jordan; Douglas Frantz (DePauw '71), senior writer at Condé Nast Portfolio; Kathryn Fortune Hubbard (DePauw '74), founder of Bridges of Understanding; Saad Eddin Ibrahim, professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo; Jeffrey T. Kenney, professor of religious studies at DePauw; Ernest Loevinsohn, director general of health and education for the Canadian International Development Agency; Nafhat N. Nasr, senior professor of political science at DePauw; Brett R. O'Bannon, associate professor of political science at DePauw; Stephen W. Sanger (DePauw '68), retired chairman of General Mills Inc.; Robert M. Steele (DePauw '69), visiting professor of journalism at DePauw; James B. Stewart Jr. (DePauw '73), editor-at-large for Smart Money; John E. Tedstrom III (DePauw '84), executive director of the Global Business Coalition, and Don W. Wycliff of the University of Notre Dame.

Various events take place 18-20 September. Hamilton, a former U.S. Congressman representing Indiana's 9th district, speaks on "America's Role in the World" at 8 p.m. 18 September in Meharry Hall, East College, on the DePauw campus. Albright speaks at 8 p.m. 19 September in the Kresge Auditorium of DePauw's Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for a registration form. Fee for the full event is $275.

DePauw Discourse is a new tradition of alumni and friends, distinguished guests, faculty and students participating in stimulating discourse about important public issues and popular topics of the day at the university's Greencastle campus.

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