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Jeffrey Winters will discuss "Criminal Debt: Lessons from Indonesia on the Politics of Impunity" on Monday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Vollum lecture hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund, in cooperation with the World Affairs Council of Oregon, and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed events line, 503/777-7755.

Jeffrey Winters is associate professor of political economy at Northwestern University. His latest book is Power in Motion: Capital Mobility and the Indonesian State (Cornell University Press, 1996). He is the author of numerous articles in anthologies and journals on topics ranging from Indonesian politics, U.S. foreign policy, and human rights, to Malaysian political economy, the Asian crisis, and East Timor. He has contributed to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Time, Newsweek, the Nation, Harper’s, Forbes, and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Winters is the recipient of several awards and grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Henry R. Luce Foundation. He has been a commentator on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBS, MSNBC, Chicago Tonight on public television, National Public Radio, and the BBC.

The Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations was endowed in 1996 by Reed trustee Martha Darling ’66 and her family in honor of Frank Munk, professor emeritus of political science at both Reed and Portland State University. Munk, who was born in the Czech Republic in 1901 and died in 1999, was a member of the Reed faculty from 1939 to 1965. He was the founder of the World Affairs Council of Oregon and dean of its predecessor, the Northwest Institute for International Relations. In addition to his teaching positions, Munk served as adviser to Radio Free Europe and the United Nations, and as director of the Zagreb Institute for Central European Studies. He was the author of books that include Atlantic Dilemma, The Legacy of Nazism, and The Economics of Force, and he was a contributing editor of the Dictionary of Political Science. Munk won many awards for his work in international affairs and for teaching. He served in numerous public positions, including chair of the Portland Committee on Foreign Relations, governor of the City Club, and world affairs commentator to KOIN-TV.

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