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Two American Foreign Policy Experts to Speak at Roanoke


SALEM, Va. — The Henry H. Fowler Public Policy Lecture Series and the Center for Religion and Society present another “Conversation in the Public Square.” On Wednesday, October 11, William Kristol and Anthony Lake will address the topic: “America’s Global Strategy in the 21st Century.” The lecture will take place in the Bast Center at 7 p.m. Complimentary tickets are required and are available through the Colket Center Information Desk, (540) 378-5125, or online at

William Kristol, the influential founder of The Weekly Standard, is often considered a central figure in the neo-conservative formulation of America’s foreign policy, which has encouraged the Bush administration to engage in a robust effort to spread democracy in the world, especially in Iraq.

Anthony Lake, who served as National Security Advisor in the Clinton Administration, represents a more cautious grappling with threatening challenges, and has been critical of the ambitious Bush policies.

The speakers will be asked to address issues such as: What is at stake in Iraq? Are we at war with radical Islam? What should we do with regard to Iran and North Korea? What is the nature of the global threats we face? What ought to be our stance toward Latin America and Africa? What effect will the November elections have on U.S. foreign policy?

Roanoke College, the country’s second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the “best in the Southeast.” Roanoke’s 1,970 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

Media persons may call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282 for information.