Veteran journalist, author, and alum kicks off annual Povolny Lecture Series
by Andrew Karre
Editor in ChiefPeter Copeland, editor and general manager of the Washington, D.C.-based
Scripps Howard News Service, gave the first address of the 2002 Povolny Lecture series on Thursday evening in Science Hall 102.
Copeland, a 1979 graduate in government, gave an address entitled “Debating Globalization: Politics, Economics, and Culture.”
Copeland has worked as a journalist in Chicago, Mexico, and Washington D.C., and is the author of four books, as well as appearing as a commentator on the PBS program “Frontline.”
Copeland was awarded Lawrence’s Nathan R. Pusey Award in 1995 for “outstanding achievement by an alumnus.”
The Povolny Lecture Series is named in honor of Mojmir Povolny, professor of government at Lawrence from 1958 until he retired in 1992.
While exiled, Povolny worked tirelessly for democracy for his native Czechoslovakia. In 1995, he was awarded the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honor, the Masaryk Order, given for service to democracy and human rights.
There are five more lectures in the series:
Ã¸Jan. 17-George Meyer, former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, “Government-Business Environmental Cooperation for the Advancement of Business Competitiveness in a Globalizing Age.”
Ã¸Jan. 21-Michael Doyle, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, “The UN Global Compact: Developing Social Foundations for Globalization.”
Ã¸Jan. 22-Robert Gilpin, former Eisenhower Professor of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, “Globalization and Its Discontents.”
Ã¸Feb. 5-Donald Niemi, former manager of Caterpillar Logistics Services, “Business View of Globalization.”
Ã¸Feb. 27-John Esposito, director of Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, “The U.S., Global Terrorism and Islam.”
All lectures are at 7 p.m. in Science Hall 102.