Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

February 28, 2008

Whitworth Great Decisions Series to Feature March 13 Lecture on Understanding Latin America

Lindy Scott, Ph.D., a professor of Spanish at Whitworth University who specializes in Latin American history, will present the second 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.

Scott will present "Why Latin America Is Shifting to the Left: We Need to Understand Our Southern Neighbors" on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Weyerhaeuser Hall's Robinson Teaching Theatre at Whitworth. For more information, please call (509) 777-3270.

Scott is co-editor of the book Terrorism and the War in Iraq: A Christian Word from Latin America (2004) and is editor of the recently published book Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change (Feb. 2008). Scott edits the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South and is the U.S.A. coordinator for Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana (Latin American Theological Fellowship). He was the recipient of the Christian Writer of the Year Award presented by the Asociación Cristiana de Periodismo, in Mexico. Scott holds a doctorate from Northwest University.

Upcoming Great Decisions lectures will take place on 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 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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