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"Rising Powers, Falling Powers: Can the United States Still Lead?" Simmons Hosts First Warburg Lecture of the Year, Oct. 3

BOSTON (September 22, 2011) — Catharin Dalpino, Warburg Professor of International Relations, will discuss the political and economic difficulties among the traditional Western powers with the rise of new global powers, Oct. 3 at Simmons College. The event will take place in the Kotzen Meeting Room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, and is free and open to the public.

The lecture, "Rising Powers, Falling Powers: Can the United States Still Lead?" is part of the first Warburg Lecture of the academic year.

Professor Dalpino will also report on her participation in the recent Global Horizons conference at Oxford, where global opinion leaders met to assess the current state of leadership in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East.

RSVP to Marianne Figueiredo at: by Monday, Sept. 26.  Refreshments will be served. 

Professor Dalpino is an expert in both U.S.—Asia relations and democracy promotion. Her career in foreign affairs has included positions in government, international organizations, think tanks and non-governmental organizations. Dalpino, the author of three books on U.S. policy toward Asia, is a frequent media commentator, and has regularly testified before Congress on issues related to U.S. policy in Asia.

The annual Simmons College Warburg Lecture Series calls upon national and international experts to explore important current issues in international relations. The Warburg Lecture Series was established at Simmons College in the early 1980s by Simmons Emerita Trustee Joan Melber Warburg, a 1945 Simmons graduate. Each year, Simmons selects lecturers who have made significant contributions to important areas of international relations.

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