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Hastings College to simulcast 15th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities
Hastings College will simulcast the 15th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, featuring Christine Todd Whitman, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Wilson Center. Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and EPA administrator, will present “Staying Ahead While Going Green.” This presentation is free and open to the public. A community conversation will follow the presentation.
This event is part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and is in collaboration with the Nebraska Humanities Council.
Christine Todd Whitman is the president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. She is the author of “It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America.” Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from January 2001 until June 2003. Prior to that appointment, she was the 50th governor of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor from 1994 until 2001.
The following lectures in the series will also be simulcast at the Hastings College Wilson Center on the following dates:
7 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Former senator Chuck Hagel joined by Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Mr. Zhang Yesui present, “China Rising: Good News or Bad News for U.S. Workers, Consumers and Investors?” Charles and Linda Wilson Dialogue on Domestic Issues
7 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Writer, journalist and professor Mark Danner presents “Torture, Obama and Us: The Moral Costs of the War on Terror”
7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Laurie Garrett, author and senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations presents “Betrayal of Trust: Critical Issues in Global Healthcare”
7 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Author and professor Pietra Rivoli presents “Who’s Afraid of International Trade?” Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Public Policy
The series is named in honor of E.N. “Jack” Thompson, who served as president of the Cooper Foundation from 1964 to 1990 and as its chairman from 1990 until his death in 2002. Thompson established the series to promote better understanding of world events and issues for all Nebraskans.
The simulcasts, sponsored by the Cooper Foundation, Nebraska Humanities Council and the hosting college or university, allow more Nebraskans to have the opportunity to benefit from outstanding speakers and community discussion. Details about the E.N. Thompson Forum are available at http://enthompson.unl.edu.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named among “America’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Sharon Behl Brooks at (402) 461-7367.