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Madsen Uses Sport as Political Metaphor for Wilson Lecture


February 18, 2002

[ Poul Maadsen Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Poul Madsen, managing editor, head of Copenhagen editorial department in Denmark and editor-in-chief of Ekstra Bladet, Denmark's leading newspaper, will be the 2002 Woodrow Wilson Fellow and speaker at Ohio Wesleyan University. Madsen will be visiting the OWU campus from Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 1, attending classes and having lunch and dinner with professors and/or students. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon, Madsen will present a lecture titled "Sport as a Metaphor for Global Politics" in Benes Room A of Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

Throughout the rest of the week, Madsen will be attending classes, addressing topics such as health care, the American presidency, the state of welfare, human rights, media ethics and political trends. On many of these issues, he adds a European perspective. Madsen will also be holding a discussion at the William Street United Methodist Church and talking with the Delaware Kiwanis Club.

Madsen's visit is made possible by a grant from the German Marshall Fund, established in 1972, to the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, as part of a major effort to increase understanding between prominent Europeans and young Americans. The extraordinary events in Eastern Europe and the controversy over economic integration in Western Europe make this an especially important opportunity for students and faculty to obtain a better understanding of the realities of global interdependence. The German Marshall Fund Fellows are successful men and women from business, journalism, public service and other professions who come from England, France, Ireland, Scandinavia, Portugal, Holland, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. They are placed on the campuses of small liberal arts colleges for a week of intensive dialogue with students and faculty. The goals of the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program are to create closer relations between the academic and non-academic worlds, between campus and community, between academic theory and practical reality.

For more information, contact Dr. Sean Kay, assistant professor of politics and government, at 740-368-3866 or sikay@owu.edu.