Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

January 26, 2005

Great Decisions Series to Feature Feb. 10 Lecture on
"Genocide in Darfur and U.S. Foreign Policy"

The 48th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth College features five speakers who will focus on current political, cultural and economic subjects of interest to the international community. The public is invited to attend the lectures free of charge.

The first lecture of the series will feature Elnour Hamad, Ph.D., assistant professor of art education at Eastern Washington University, who will present a lecture, "Genocide in Darfur and U.S. Foreign Policy," on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the William P. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth. Whitworth students may earn one semester credit for attending the series. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Hamad was born in Sudan, taught art at the high-school level and was a freelance editorial cartoonist, illustrator and commercial artist. After coming to the U.S. in 1992, he was granted political asylum and became a U.S. citizen in 1997. Hamad worked for the United States Air Force as a cultural advisor and a host-nation liaison for the commanders of air bases in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Hamad covers Sudan's current politics and world affairs as a weekly contributing writer to Al-Adwaa, a Sudanese newspaper.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,400 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Contacts:

Barbara Brodrick, academic program assistant, politics and history department, 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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