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Public Policy Lecture Series continues with James Gibson, "Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?" on February 28

WHAT: James Gibson, a nationally known scholar of constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial behavior, and research methodology, will lecture on "Can Truth Reconcile a Divided Nation?" an examination of post-apartheid South Africa. Gibson’s appearance is part of Reed College’s 2005 Lecture Series in Public Policy and Black History Month Celebration.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Monday, February 28

WHERE: Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR

COST: Free and open to the public

CONTACT: For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

About James Gibson
James Gibson is the Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government at Washington University in St. Louis. He is nationally recognized as s a 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.

About the Lecture Series in Public Policy
This series focuses 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 and beyond to a new level of information and discussion.

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