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October 6, 2000 Issue
Local News

Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak

Kileen Chair lecture will focus on world peace

The 1976 Nobel Peace Prize winner will speak on "Peace in Our World is Everybody's Business" in an a Killeen Chair lecture at St. Norbert College, De Pere.

Betty Williams will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts.

Her talk is part of the St. Norbert College Founder's Day Celebration.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. They are available by phoning (920)403-3950, (800)SNC-BOXX, Fax: (920)403-4081, TTY: (920)403-4056. There is a limit of four tickets per caller. Tickets may be picked up at the Box Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before the presentation. Reserved tickets will be held until 15 minutes before the start of William's presentation.

Williams, a native of Northern Ireland, is a professor of Women's Studies and Peace Studies at Florida Atlantic University. She has received the Schweitzer Medallion for Courage; the People's Peace Prize of Norway; the Martin Luther King Jr. Award; the Eleanor Roosevelt Award; and the Frank Foundation Child Care International Oliver Award.

Williams was appointed to the Texas Commission for Children and Youth in 1992.

In 1997, she founded and is president of the World Centers of Compassion for Children, a non-profit organization which helps provide a strong political voice for children.

The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy was established in 1984 to bring nationally and internationally known figures in theology and philosophy to campus.

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