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The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues continued its fourteenth season as Nebraska's premier lecture series at 2pm on November 2, 2001 with "Terrorism: Where Do We Go From Here?," a speech by U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel followed by a panel discussion on recent global events moderated by UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman and featuring Thomas E. Gouttiere, Steven H. Hinrichs, Patrice McMahon, Peter Tomsen and Hagel.


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2001-2002
Schedule

free and open to the public; all events in Lied Center for Performing Arts, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln, NE, except Terrorism Panel, in Kimball Hall

 
Andrew Nathan
"Is It Any of Our Business?"
Thursday, April 11, 3:30pm

Mikhail Gorbachev
"Russia: Retrospect and Prospect"
Thursday, March 14, 10:30am

Anna Rosmus
"Growing Up Where Hitler Lived"
Thursday, March 7, 3:30pm

Terrorism Panel
Featuring United States Senator Chuck Hagel, with Thomas Gouttiere, Steven Hinrichs, Patrice McMahon and Peter Tomsen
Friday, Nov. 2, 2-4pm

Meave Leakey
"The Search and Discovery of Our Earliest Ancestors"
Monday, Sept. 24, 3:30pm

 
 
   
Chuck Hagel was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. He has served as a deputy whip for the Republican Party since his election and sits on five congressional committees, including the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Thomas Gouttierre is Dean of International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and directs UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies. He worked for nearly 10 years in Afghanistan as a Peace Corps volunteer, a Fulbright Fellow, and as Executive Director of the Fulbright Foundation. He was Senior Political Affairs Officer on the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission to Afghanistan in 1996-1997.

Steven H. Hinrichs, M.D., an associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, is director of the Nebraska Public Health Laboratory, which also serves as a level three
bioterrorism lab affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control.
He has been responsible for developing a statewide program to rapidly identify biological agents of mass destruction.

Patrice McMahon, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of political
science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She went to Bosnia twice last year to interview representatives of international organizations working on ethnic reconciliation and democracy promotion.

Peter Tomsen was Special Envoy on Afghanistan with the rank of Ambassador from 1989-1992 for President George H.W. Bush. In this capacity, he met many Afghan tribal leaders and commanders who remain active today. He teaches courses in American foreign policy and Eurasia at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Afghanistan Studies.

This event was broadcast live on Lincoln cable channel 21, UNL campus TV channel 4, UNL’s KRNU radio (90.3 FM), NebSat 104, at satellite viewing sites at Norfolk, Grand Island, Scottsbluff, North Platte, University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of Nebraska-Kearney and University of Nebraska Medical Center, and via streaming video at www.unl.edu.


In its fourteen-year history, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has established itself as one of the preeminent speakers series in higher education. Past Thompson Forum events have featured, among many others: Holocaust survivor and peace activist Elie Weisel; Camelia Sadat, the daughter of Anwar Sadat and founder of the Sadat Peace Institute; Maki Mandela, daughter of the former South African president; the Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard University; Hedrick Smith, journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union; Kennedy Administration Secretary of Defense Robert MacNamara; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.