CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
Speaker to discuss religion and international relations April 3
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- What role should religion play in international diplomacy?
Douglas M. Johnston, vice-president of the Washington, D.C.-based Center
for Strategic and International Studies will visit the University of Iowa
on Friday, April 3 to present two lectures addressing this question. Johnston
is the author of the 1994 work "Religion, the Missing Dimension of
Statecraft," which outlines the positive role religion plays in preventing
and resolving conflicts between nations.
Johnston's first UI presentation will be a symposium at 3:30 p.m. in
Room 106 Gilmore Hall, where he will speak on "Religion, the Missing
Dimension of Statecraft." James Lindsay, professor of political science,
and James McCue, professor of religion, will respond. Cary Covington, associate
professor of political science, will moderate the discussion.
At 7:30 p.m. Johnston will present his second lecture, "Faith in
Action: Christianity and Conflict Resolution," in the Buchanan Auditorium
of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building. Both presentations are
free and open to the public.
Johnston's visit to the UI is sponsored by the Geneva Lecture Series,
which brings speakers to the UI to offer a Christian perspective on a wide
range of national and international issues.
Co-sponsors of the event include the University Lecture Committee, the
UI Center for International and Comparative Studies, the UI Department
of Political Science, the UI School of Religion, and nearly 20 churches
and religious organizations throughout the community. For more information,
contact Jason Chen, Campus Ministry, (319) 341-0007.