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


Oct. 25, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University students and faculty members will participate in a panel discussion on terrorism and the future at noon, Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Theater, 3140 Dyer St.

Panelists will include Edward Thomas, former State Department specialist on Afghanistan; Michael Provence, assistant professor of history and an expert on Middle East Affairs in the William P. Clements Jr. Department of History; Jim Hollifield, director of the John G. Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College; Rhonda Calloway, a Tower fellow specializing in globalization; and moderator Blake Norvell, student representative from the SMU Program Council.

The goal of the panel is to help students understand the current world climate, allowing them to participate in an informed, intellectual discussion and to express their concerns about the future. The public is invited. Questions and answers will follow the panel discussion. Program Council sponsors the panel. For more information, call Norvell at (214) 363-4837.