Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 13, 2004

EWU Professor to Discuss the Philippines' Role in International Affairs,
Relationship with the U.S. in Feb. 26 lecture at Whitworth

The 47th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth College features five speakers who will focus on political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. In the third lecture of the year, Lui Hebron, assistant professor of government and director of the International Affairs Program at Eastern Washington University, will present a lecture, "The Philippines," in which he will focus on the Philippines' role in the War on Terrorism within the context of American foreign-policy making.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, February 26, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., in Whitworth's Music Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. The background book, Great Decisions 2004, is available for purchase at the Whitworth Bookstore. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

During his Great Decisions presentation, Hebron will also explain the United States' role, if any, in Philippine nation-building, as well as both the benefits and pitfalls of the Philippines' renewed security relationship with the U.S.

Lui Hebron is the author and co-author of numerous articles in academic journals and book chapters on international politics, conflict management and ethnic issues. His forthcoming book, Globalization: Debunking the Myths, examines both the promise and pitfalls of the globalization process. His current research focuses on China's transition to a market-democracy. Hebron's research and teaching interests lie in the areas of international relations, American foreign policy, international political economy, comparative politics and ethnicity studies.

He currently leads the International Affairs Program at Eastern Washington University. This two-year program differs from other liberal arts majors due to its interdisciplinary curriculum, which provides students with the knowledge and understanding of complex global interdependence necessary for work and lifelong learning in the 21st century.

Contacts:

Barbara Brodrick, Politics & History Department academic program assistant, 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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