Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 5, 2004

Whitworth History Professor to Address
Latin America-U.S. Relations in Feb. 19 Lecture

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 second lecture of the year, Whitworth Professor of History James B. Hunt, Ph.D., will talk about "Latin America and U.S. Relations in the 21st Century: Patterns, Problems and Prospects."

The lecture will take place on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., in the college'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.

Hunt is a history professor at Whitworth and he also teaches as an adjunct instructor in Gonzaga University's Doctoral Studies Program in Leadership. He has taught American and Latin American history for more than 30 years. For the last 20 years, Hunt has joined other Whitworth professors in leading groups of students to Central America for study and service assignments in Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico City. His research interests include the impact of travel experience on young adults in the area of leadership formation.

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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