April 17, 2009
Written by Sarah Whetstone
Chapter Alpha Phi of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Hispanic Honor Society, will host the first-ever Annual Peace and Security Forum from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday (April 21) in the auditorium of the International Cultural Center.
Panelists Gary Bell, representing the Middle East, Glen Biglaiser representing Latin America, Lynne Fallwell representing Europe and Dennis Patterson representing Asia will discuss the current economic crisis and global security. Ambassador Tibor Nagy will moderate the conversation.
The forum was initiated when Sigma Delta Pi advisor Comfort Pratt received a grant from the Association of College Honor Societies in October of 2008. The goal of the discussion is to encourage campus and community-wide commitment to creating solutions for the common good. Pratt said her plan is to make the forum a regular event.
"I decided that in order for us to make a significant change, this should not be a one-time event but rather an annual event," Pratt said. "It will bring us together on a regular basis to discuss important peace and security issues."
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CONTACT: Comfort Pratt, advisor, Sigma Delta Pi, College of Education, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-1997 ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.