Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 8, 2008

Great Decisions Series to Feature Feb. 21 Lecture on America's Response to Terrorism

Jonathan Isacoff, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and director of environmental studies at Gonzaga University, will present the first 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.

Isacoff will present "Terrorism and America's Response: Offense, Defense and the War on Terror" on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Isacoff's teaching and research areas are Middle Eastern politics, environmental politics, international security, and philosophical pragmatism. His book, Writing the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Pragmatism and Historical Inquiry, was published in 2006 by Lexington Books. His most recent articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics; Millennium: Journal of International Studies; and International Relations.

In addition to the Feb. 21 lecture, Great Decisions lectures will take place on Thursday, March 13, and Thursday, April 3, 10 and 24. The lectures will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre. 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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