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Keohane Examines Impact of Sept. 11 for Eddy Lecture on World Politics


February 3, 2003

[ Robert Keohane Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Robert O. Keohane, the James B. Duke professor of political science at Duke University, will present the 14th John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture on World Politics on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benes Room of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center.

His lecture, entitled "Sept. 11 and its Impact on International Relations" will look at how international terrorism has shaped current global relationships. Associate professor of politics and government, Sean Kay said, "Keohane is the most prominent scholar of the modern liberal theory of international politics in the last 50 years. He is widely respected and his lecture will give us an opportunity to hear an assessment of where politics stand at this moment in history."

Kay continued, "Ohio Wesleyan has become an important stopping point for major scholars to come and visit. The Eddy lecture, in particular, has featured General Wesley K. Clark and Dr. Robert Gilpin of Princeton University."

Keohane is widely published and has served on the faculties of Swarthmore College, Stanford University, Brandeis University and Harvard University. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences and he has served as president of both the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy, for which he was awarded the second annual Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order in 1989, and has authored, edited or co-edited over a dozen books.

The John Kennard Eddy Memorial Lecture honors the life of John Kennard "Jeff" Eddy, an Ohio Wesleyan student who was killed in a car crash in 1988, along with two other Ohio Wesleyan students, William Frederick Kroener IV and James William Riesz. The lecture was established by contributions from family and friends in memory of Jeff Eddy.

For more information, contact Dr. Sean Kay, associate professor of politics and government and chairperson of the department of international studies, at 740-368-3866 or sikay@owu.edu.