Contact: Jenni Smith
SMU News & Media Relations
(214) 768-7650


September 25, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- In response to interest following the September 11 attack at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Southern Methodist University’s Godbey Lecture Series will present a special lecture on U.S. foreign policy, terrorism, the Middle East and Islam.

SMU political science Professor James Hollifield and history Professor Dennis Cordell will present a two-hour lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium in the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. Cost is $35 per person. For tickets, call (214) 768-2532. Free parking is available in the underground parking garage at the museum.

Hollifield is the Arnold Professor of International Political Economy, the director of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies and the director of International Studies at SMU. He was an associate professor at Harvard’s Center for International Affairs from 1991-1992 and is currently a research associate at the Centre d'Etudes et de Rescherches Internationales in Paris. He also has worked as a consultant for the U.S. government and the United Nations.

Cordell serves as the associate dean for general education at SMU and teaches history and anthropology courses, including the History of the Middle East and Islamic Civilization. He also has published extensively on the spread of Islam, particularly in Africa.