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Personal/Theological Notebook: Fukuyama and Foreign Policy vs. Elliott and Irish Protestantism

I just spent nearly a day with my internet access down. It's sobering (oof – I just walk into these bad puns sometimes) to see just how much of an addict I've become. Anyway, lots of notes from folks on my last entry, I see. I'm sure we've all seen far too much – any is far too much – of that sort of tragedy.

This note is otherwise intended merely as a venting exercise, about how cool Marquette University can be, and how maddening. Who schedules endowed lectures to occur at the same time?!! I so want to attend the latter, which is more in my professional interest, but Dan Lloyd really wants to attend the former, and I recognize Fukuyama being a big name in such political theory today and I know that it's a big opportunity for me, too, in attending that one. And so I vent: Who schedules endowed lectures to occur at the same time?!!

From today's Marquette email announcements:
1. Francis Fukuyama to speak today on foreign policy

Dr. Francis Fukuyama, political and economic development author and scholar, will deliver the Allis Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs Lecture, "American Foreign Policy after the Bush Doctrine," today, Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Fukuyama, whose book The End of History and the Last Man made best-seller lists in the United States, France, Japan and Chile, will speak in the Weasler Auditorium.

2. University of Liverpool expert to discuss Irish Protestantism today

Dr. Marianne Elliott, director of the Institute of Irish Studies and professor of history at the University of Liverpool, will speak on "Irish Protestantism and the Specter of Popery," today, Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. in the Todd Wehr Chemistry building, room 100. Elliott, author of the biography Wolfe Tone: Prophet of Irish Independence, is the guest speaker for the fifth annual The Rev. Henry W. Casper, S.J., Lecture.

Elliott, a world expert on modern Irish history, leads the institute's focus on teaching and researching Irish culture, history and politics, and promotes understanding between the people of Britain and Ireland.
Tags: ireland, marquette, middle east, personal, political, theological notebook

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