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Tracy Griffin, News Service, (515) 294-4777

NOV. 9-12

AMES, Iowa -- Nationally known economist and media commentator Kevin Phillips will be among the speakers at "Why Should America Care?," Iowa State University's 1998 Institute on World Affairs, Nov. 9-12.

The ISU Institute on World Affairs will focus on economic, medical and environmental problems that face the world today. All speaking events are free and open to the public.

Phillips, a forecaster of major U.S. political and economic trends, will speak on "U.S. Foreign Policy and Responsibility" on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union. Phillips is the author of "The Emerging Republican Majority," which was written in the late 1960s and predicted the conservative era in national politics. His most recent book, "Arrogant Capital: Washington, Wall Street and the Frustration of American Politics," analyzes America's politics, economy and world role in the 1990s.

The 1998 Institute on World Affairs schedule is below.

A Debate: Why Should America Care?

Jan Narveson, University of Waterloo, and Larry Temkin, Rice University
Monday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Narveson is professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and his books include "Morality and Utility," "The Libertarian Idea" and "Moral Matters." He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and sits on the Joint Committee on Health and Safety. Temkin is professor of philosophy at Rice University where he directs the Rice University Lecture Series on Ethics, Politics, and Society. He is the author of "Inequality."

Topic: Putting Human Faces on Economic Policy

Marie Dennis, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
Monday, Nov. 9, Noon, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Dennis is the director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns in Washington, D.C. She has worked for years on issues of debt and justice. She is chair of the Religious Working Group on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, a U.S. Coalition of Catholic and Protestant organizations and institutions working to develop a more just global economy.

Topic: The Asian Currency Crisis

Nariman Behravesh, Standard and Poors DRI
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Behravesh is chief international economist and research director of Standard & Poors DRI. He also directs research and consulting efforts in areas such as portfolio analysis and trade policy, and manages a group of 40 professionals who cover economic, financial and political developments in over 106 countries. He was host of the PBS series "Inside the Global Economy" and has written extensively on global economic issues.

Topic: The Role of the International Community in Working for Political, Economic and Social Justice

Leslie Irwin, SIPAZ
Tuesday, Nov. 10, Noon, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Irwin is a member of the international SIPAZ (International Service for Peace) team in Chiapas, Mexico.

Topic: The Human Face of HIV/AIDS: Visions of Today, Realities of Tomorrow

Emily Moore, Iowa State University
Wednesday, Nov. 11, Noon, Pioneer Room, Memorial Union

Moore is a professor in the ISU College of Education, with joint appointments in educational leadership and policy studies and health and human performance. She serves on the National Association of Student Personnel Adminstrators Health Education and Leadership Program work group on HIV/AIDS prevention education. Her developing research analyzes HIV/AIDS health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa, Hong Kong and two metropolitan, United States communities.

Topic: Old Perils, New Perils: Emerging Infections in the 21st Century

Dr. Joel Breman, National Institutes of Health
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

Breman is the deputy director of the Division of International Training and Research at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. He has been involved in fighting worldwide outbreaks of Ebola, influenza, and malaria. He was also a key player in the global eradication of smallpox, the only disease ever officially eradicated from the earth.

Topic: Post-Soviet Shock: A Country and a People in Search of a New Identity

Natalia B. Ivanova, Editor
Thursday, Nov. 12, 12 noon

Natalia B. Ivanova is deputy editor-in-chief of Znamia, a Moscow literary monthly, and a leading literary critic and scholar. She has published over 200 articles and essays, 6 monographs and 2 collections of essays.

Topic: U.S. Foreign Policy and Responsibility

Kevin Phillips, Economist
Thursday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Phillips is a forecaster of major U.S. political and economic trends. His newsletter, "The American Political Report," and columns are widely read and his commentaries are heard on NPR and CBS-TV.

Topic: The Decline of Civic Culture in America

Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Sun Room, Memorial Union

Putnam is the Dillion Professor of International Affairs and director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard. He was dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government and his books include "Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy" " Double-Edged Diplomacy: International Bargaining and Domestic Politics."


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