Three Lectures Today Address Current Political Issues

Posted: November 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, will address the most current and relevant aspects of the geopolitical issues facing the United States, including the war on terrorism, the potential war with Iraq, and the policies of the George W. Bush administration. “What Is at Stake in the Present Crisis” begins at 8 p.m. tonight at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall.

Brzezinski is currently cochairman of the American Committee for Peace in Chechnya. In 1981, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his role in the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States.

Also today, two lectures are held exploring the church versus state debate. “Has America Ever Been a ‘Christian’ Nation?” begins at 3:30 p.m., and features Jon Butler from Yale University and Mark Noll from Wheaton College. “The Separation of Church and State Versus Freedom of Religion” begins at 6:30 p.m., and features Marvin Olasky of the University of Texas and Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union. Both lectures will be in the Johnson Center Dewberry Hall. George Mason’s Global Studies Program, in conjunction with the Department of History and Art History, the J.N.D. Finley Lecture Series, and the Office of the Provost, sponsors the lectures.

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