Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 20, 2008

Former U.S. Coordinator for Economic Transition in Iraq to Present
April 3 Great Decisions Lecture, "The Iraq End-Game"

Timothy Carney, former U.S. coordinator for economic transition in Iraq and a former U.S Ambassador to Haiti and Sudan, will present the third lecture of the 51st annual Great Decisions Lecture Series at Whitworth University. The series features five 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.

Carney will present "The Iraq End-Game" on Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

A former ambassador of the United States, Carney has specialized in the study of conflict during both his government career and his retirement. He was part of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Cambodia and Somalia and was a member of the U.N. Mission for South Africa's 1994 elections, which brought an end to apartheid. Carney's U.S. Government policy-level positions included ambassadorships to Sudan and Haiti and a position as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asian affairs. The State Department recalled Carney to head the U.S. Embassy in Haiti during the 2005 elections; he then served as interim coordinator for stabilization and reconstruction in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of State. Carney recently returned from Baghdad, where he served as U.S. coordinator for economic transition.

In addition to the April 3 lecture, Great Decisions lectures will take place on Thursday, April 10 and Thursday, April 24. The lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For information on upcoming lectures, please call (509) 777-3270. Great Decisions 2008 is co-sponsored by the Whitworth Political Science Department and the university's School of Global Commerce & Management.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Contacts:

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

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

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