Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 26, 2007

President of Food for the Hungry to Present
March 8 Great Decisions Lecture on Global Hunger

The president of Food for the Hungry will present the second lecture of the 50th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth College. The series features speakers who 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.

Ben Homan will present "Responding to the Challenges of Global Hunger" on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Food for the Hungry is a relief and development organization that is active in more than 40 countries; it consistently ranks as one of America's most efficient charities. As president of the organization, Homan has led assessment teams to Baghdad, Afghanistan, tsunami-ravaged Indonesia, Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, and other devastated zones of the world. Homan is chair of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid and serves on a commission charged by President Bush with studying ways to increase the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance.

In addition to the March 8 lecture, Great Decisions lectures will take place on Thursday, March 15, March 22, and May 3. The lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information on upcoming lectures, please call (509) 777-3270. Great Decisions 2007 is co-sponsored by the Whitworth Political Science Department and the college's School of Global Commerce & Management.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college, which has an enrollment of 2,500 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

Barbara Brodrick, academic program assistant, politics science department, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3270 or bbrodrick@whitworth.edu.

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

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