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   from the issue of August 17, 2006

U.N. ambassador opens Thompson series


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton will lead off the 2006-07 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at UNL with a lecture 3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Tickets will be distributed free for the lecture beginning Aug. 28.


Bolton's lecture is the first of five in this year's series. All Thompson Forum lectures are free and open to the public. Other lecturers in the forum's 19th season are culture and political expert and best-selling author Azar Nafisi, statesman George McGovern, author and economist Clyde Prestowitz, and public health expert and best-selling author Sherwin Nuland.

The forum's 2006-07 theme is "Challenges and Change."

More information about the Thompson Forum and ticketing is available online at

For 19 years, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues has brought a diversity of view points on international and public policy issues to UNL and the citizens of Nebraska to promote understanding and to encourage debate. The forum seeks out forceful speakers who are committed to the issues they address, seeking balance over the range of its programs rather than in each presentation.

The forum does not endorse views of the individual speakers nor limit their freedom to express their points of view.

The Thompson Forum is a cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation, the Lied Center and UNL. It has a mission of promoting better understanding of world events and issues to all Nebraskans. In 1990, the series was named in honor of E.N. "Jack" Thompson (1913-2002), a 1933 graduate of the University of Nebraska, who served as president of the Cooper Foundation from 1964 to 1990 and as its chairman from 1990 until his death.



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