Press Release for Monday, August 21, 2006

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Commentator David Broder Headlines UNF's Fall 2006 Lecture Series

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102



The University of North Florida has a packed fall 2006 schedule of lecturers that are sure to offer something for everyone. UNF is bringing the Jacksonville community Pulitzer-prize winning commentator and syndicated columnist David Broder as well as many more this year. All lectures are free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for all lectures. Tickets can be ordered online at www.unf.edu. Click on the Fall 2006 Lectures Link.

“These lectures are UNF’s gift to the community and one way of sharing our intellectual resources with the First Coast,” said UNF President John A. Delaney.

The fall 2006 UNF lectures are as follows:

Rick Wormeli; “What We Could Do if We Were Brave,” Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. at the University Center—Wormeli, an award-winning author, is one of America’s first national board certified teachers. From his humorous opening to the crowd-pleasing grand finale, Wormeli will affirm and provoke educators and guests with compelling questions about contemporary education practices. This lecture is part of the Robinson Eminent Scholar Lecture Series.

Johnnie Carson; “Why Africa Matters,” Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. at the University Center—Carson is senior vice president at the National Defense University and former U.S. ambassador to the republics of Kenya, Zimbabwe and Uganda. He was responsible for rebuilding and restoring full diplomatic services at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, following its destruction by terrorists in 1998. This lecture is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Issues Forum.

Andrei Codrescu; “An Evening with Andrei Codrescu,” Monday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall—Codrescu is a screenwriter, novelist, poet and National Public Radio columnist. He has authored numerous books of fiction and poetry, including his national bestseller “The Blood Countess.” This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series.

Tom Pickering; “Iran, Iraq and the U.S.: High Stakes Relationships,” Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. at the University Center—Pickering is a former Deputy Secretary of State and former U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, India, Jordan, Nigeria and Russia. He also served as special assistant to secretaries William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger in the early 70s. This lecture is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Issues Forum.

Kwame Appiah; “The Ethics of Identity,” Monday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall—One of America’s leading public intellectuals, Appiah is a scholar of African and African-American studies. His book, “In My Father’s House,” became an instant classic, placing him in the forefront of the study of African struggles for self-determination. This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series.

Benjamin Barber; “Democracy and Education,” Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall—Barber, the Gershon and Carrol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland, has authored several books, including his new one “The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House.” He brings concern for democracy and citizenship to issues of politics, culture and education in America and abroad. This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series.

David Broder; “Post Election: The Road Ahead,” Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. at the University Center—Broder is a Pulitzer-prize winning commentator, national political analyst and syndicated columnist. His twice-weekly syndicated column covers a broad aspect of American political life and is carried by more than 300 newspapers across the globe. Broder is a regular commentator on CNN’s “Inside Politics” and makes regular appearances on NBC’s “Meet the Press” and “Washington Week in Review.” This lecture is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Issues Forum.


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