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2004 Public Policy Lecture Series begins September 30 with political scientist Robert Keohane exploring the war on terror

Portland, OR (September 8, 2004) - "Transitions: Managing Political Change in an Uncertain World," the 2004-2005 Reed College Public Policy Lecture Series, begins Thursday, September 30 with political scientist Robert Keohane exploring the relationship between the United States and the United Nations on the war against terrorism.

Keohane, one of the most influential voices in the study of international relations in the United States, will speak on " The United States, United Nations, and the War Against Terrorism" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 30.

The public policy lectures are free and open to the public.

The lectures are held in Vollum Lecture Hall on the Reed College campus, unless otherwise noted. For more information, the public is invited to visit http://web.reed.edu/public_policy_series/#spring04   or call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

Robert Keohane
Robert Keohane is a James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University with fellowships from Guggenheim, the National Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, Stanford, and Swarthmore, and is a past president of the American Political Science and International Studies Associations. Keohane has written more than a dozen books and numerous articles. The lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

2004-2005 Public Policy Lecture Series
The 2004-2005 series, " Transitions: Managing Political Change in an Uncertain World," features six lectures focusing on the difficult process of managing political transitions: from a bipolar to a unipolar world, from the Clinton administration to the 2004 election, from nationalized to globalized economies, and from apartheid to reconciliation. We hope to challenge prevailing liberal and conservative rhetoric, and bring political curiosity at Reed to a new level of information and discussion.

The series is sponsored by the David Robinson Memorial Fund for Human Rights, the Munk-Darling Lecture Fund in International Relations, the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund, the Bernard Goldhammer Lecture Fund, and the Reed College political science and economics departments.

2004-2005 Lectures

7 p.m., Thursday, September 30, Vollum Lecture Hall
Robert Keohane
"The United States, United Nations, and the War Against Terrorism"

4:30 p.m., Thursday, October 14, Vollum Lounge
Stephen Elliott
"Life on the Campaign Trail: Notes from a Year with the 2004 Candidates"
Stephen Elliott is the author of four novels including "Happy Baby" and is also editor of the anthology Politically Inspired. Elliott's newest book, "Looking Forward to It," recounts his experiences on the campaign trail in 2004. His work also has been published in GQ , the Village Voice , the San Francisco Chronicle , and The   Believer Magazine. Elliott teaches at Stanford University. This lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

2 p.m., Saturday, November 13, Vollum Lecture Hall
Darius Rejali
"Speaking Frankly About Torture"
Darius Rejali is an internationally recognized expert on government torture and interrogation, and on the social conditions that lead nations to adopt torture. Most recently, he has been in demand as an expert source on the incidents at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and has appeared twice on CNN and has been widely quoted in the New York Times , Christian Science Monitor , Time , Newsweek , and other national media. Rejali is a 2003 Carnegie "Scholar of Vision" and is currently finishing his book "Torture and Democracy." He has been on the political science faculty at Reed College since 1989. This lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

4:30 p.m., Friday, November 19, Vollum Lecture Hall
Rogers M. Smith
"Building a New Anti-Terrorist State: A Constitutional Perspective"
Rogers M. Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor and chair of political science at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches American constitutional law and political thought, with special interests in issues of citizenship and racial, gender, and class inequalities. He previously taught at Yale and has been a Carnegie, Rockefeller, and ACLS Fellow. This lecture is sponsored by the Reed division of history and social sciences.

7 p.m., Monday, January 31, Vollum Lecture Hall
Margaret Levi
"Trust in Transition"
Margaret Levi, professor of political science at the University of Washington, is the president elect of the American Political Science Association. She is currently engaged in a multi-year study of trust and trustworthiness, sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. Levi is a well-known social activist, serving on the boards of Jobs for Justice workers rights, and the Scholars, Artists, and Writers for Social Justice. Levi has served as a Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences and Guggenheim Fellow. This lecture is sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

7 p.m., Monday, February 21, Vollum Lecture Hall
James Gibson
"Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?"
James Gibson is the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis, having previously taught at the Universities of Houston and Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Gibson is a well-known scholar of constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial behavior, and research methodology. His forthcoming book investigates the transformation of South African society in the context of its much heralded Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and finds that South Africans of all races--even whites--condemn apartheid. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the David Robinson Memorial Fund for Human Rights and Reed's Black History Month Fund.

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