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Global warming, religion and politics part of Foley Institute’s public lectures

PULLMAN — The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service will present a public lecture by Robert K. Musil, former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in CUE 202.

Musil, author of “Hope for a Heated Planet” (2009), will talk about climate change. His presentation, “How We Can Promote Change and Stop Global Warming,” will discuss how a growing national movement, including universities, environmentalists, public health specialists, national security experts, religious communities and ordinary citizens, is transforming the debate about energy and global warming. He will sign copies of his book after the lecture.

Political commentator and writer Christopher Hitchens will present “The Place for Religion in Public Life” at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 in the CUB Auditorium.

Hitchens is the author of The New York Time’s best-seller list “God is not Great.” He has been a columnist for Vanity Fair, The Nation and Slate and is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review and the Atlantic Monthly, among other publications. A book-signing will follow the lecture.

Both events are free and open to the public but Hitchens’ lecture has limited seating and reservations are necessary; email for reserved space.




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