Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

October 8, 2003

University of Cape Town Professor to Lecture on South Africa

Political scientist Robert Schrire will present a lecture, "South African Update: Progress, Potential and Pitfalls," on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall at Whitworth College. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Schrire chairs the political studies department at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in international organization and rational-choice theories. A consultant to the United Nations, Schrire is an authority on South African internal politics and foreign relations.

Schrire's research interests include South African politics and international relations. He has written several books, including Theories of International Relations (World Encyclopedia of Knowledge, UNESCO, London) and Adapt or Die: The End of White Politics in South Africa (1992, C. Hurst & Co.). He is also editor of Critical Choices for South Africa: An Agenda for the 1990s (1996, Oxford University Press).

Schrire earned a master's degree from the School of International Service at American University, in Washington, D.C. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California and completed graduate studies in economics at Columbia University.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.


John Yoder, professor of politics & history, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4432 or johnyoder@whitworth.edu.

Barbara Brodrick, academic program assistant for politics, history, international studies and sociology, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3270 or bbrodrick@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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