Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 7, 2003

Whitworth Dean to Participate in Community Panel on 'America's Role in the World'

The war in Iraq and other emerging foreign policy issues are raising questions about the United States' role in promoting peace and security, democracy, international trade, environmental health, and its own image in the world.

A panel of experts, including Kyle Usrey, dean of Whitworth's School of Global Commerce and Management, will lead a community discussion in search of answers to these questions, beginning at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the grand ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel City Center (322 North Spokane Falls Court). The event, sponsored by the Spokane World Affairs Council, The Pacific Northwest Inlander and KXLY, costs $5 for general admission at the door and $2 for students and K-12 teachers.

The panelists include:

  • Kyle Usrey, Dean, School of Global Commerce and Management, Whitworth College -- America's role in international trade.

  • Pia Hansen, Associate Editor, The Pacific Northwest Inlander, -- America's image in Europe.

  • U.S. Air Force Col. Susan Ross, Operations Commander, Fairchild Air Force Base -- America's military presence overseas

  • Karen Lindholdt, Staff Attorney, The Lands Council -- America and the World Enviornment.

  • Rusty Nelson, Director, Pease and Justice Action League of Spokane -- America's role in Ensuring Peace and Justice.


Kyle Usrey, Dean of School of Global Commerce & Management, (509) 777-4585.

Greg Orwig, director of communications, (509) 777-4580 or gorwig@whitworth.edu.

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