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'Le Monde' Editor Visits OWU as Woodrow Wilson Speaker


February 7, 2000

[ Daniel Vernet Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- Daniel Vernet, diplomatic editor of Le Monde in France, is the spring Woodrow Wilson speaker for the International Studies Program at Ohio Wesleyan University. Vernet will be visiting various classes, getting involved in community activities and giving a lecture during his week-long visit. Vernet will be on campus the week of February 14-18.

On Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayley Room of Beeghly Library, Vernet will be giving a lecture titled, "Europe as a Global Power in the 21st Century."

Vernet graduated from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. After graduation, he worked for the distinguished journal La Montagne. In 1973 he joined the French Journal Le Monde, the largest newspaper in France and one of the most respected newspapers in the world. In addition, he was a correspondent for the Journal in Bonn, Moscow and London. From 1985-1990, he became the editor-in-chief for Le Monde. Since 1991, he has become the director of international relations.

During his visit to Ohio Wesleyan, Vernet will be attending a wide variety of classes such as politics and government, economics, French, and journalism.

According to Sean Kay, assistant professor of politics and government and chair of the International Studies Program, Vernet's visit is a great opportunity for Ohio Wesleyan because Vernet can draw on an interdisciplinary viewpoint. He is knowledgeable in many areas, spent four years in Russia and now resides in France.

Vernet's visit is sponsored by the International Studies Program, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Fund.