April 29, 2004
Vol. 23 No. 15

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    International issues lecture series to conclude

    By William Harms
    News Office

    The World Beyond the Headlines lecture series, which began in January, will conclude this spring with lectures from a PBS correspondent and experts on human rights and the Middle East. Three of the speakers are Chicago alumni or former faculty.

    A collaborative project, the World Beyond the Headlines series has been coordinated by the Center for International Studies and its Norman Wait Harris Fund, the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, the International House Global Voices Program and the Chicago Society.

    The series has provided a forum for scholars and journalists to discuss international issues and the ways in which those issues are presented in the U.S. media. With the exception of the Sunday, May 2 event, all events will take place at International House.

    Ray Suarez (A.M.,’93), senior correspondent on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, will speak about how the American media cover foreign events and news at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the Ida Noyes Cloister Club at 1212 E. 59th St. Susan Gzesh, Director of the Human Rights Program, will moderate.

    Irwin Stotzky (J.D.,’74), professor of law, University of Miami, and a former advisor to president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, will speak on the crisis in Haiti at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in International House, 1414 E. 59th St.

    Samantha Powers, lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will discuss the topic, “American Foreign Policy and Amnesia: The Case of Iraq,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 13. John Schumann, Instructor in Medicine, will moderate.

    Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said professor in Arab studies at Columbia University and a former Chicago faculty member, will discuss his new book, Resurrecting Empire: America and the Western Adventure in the Middle East, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20. Alfredo Lainier, a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, will moderate.