WALLA WALLA, Wash.--  Ahmed I. Samatar, a professor of international studies whose current research covers globalization and the rise if Islamic consciousness as well as leadership and the state of Somalia, will present the 2005 Henry M. Jackson Lecture Thursday, Nov. 10.


Samatar, an expert in the areas of global political economy, political and social thought and African development, will present “Liberal Education and Global Studies” at 7:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium, near Otis and Boyer, on the Whitman College campus. His presentation is free and open to the public.


The Jackson lecture series honors the late Henry M. Jackson, U.S. Senator from Washington. Regarded as one of the country’s foremost senatorial experts in foreign affairs, Jackson also served on the Whitman College Board of Overseers and in 1966 was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by the College.


Samatar is the author or editor of numerous articles and five books, including “The African State: Reconsiderations” (Heinemann, 2002), and “Somalia: State Collapse, Multilateral Intervention, and Strategies for Political Reconstructions” (Brookings Institution, 1995). He is the founding editor-in-chief of Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies. He is also the editor of Macalester International, a journal of undergraduate education and internationalism.




CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156

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