Pulitzer Prize winner Bret Stephens to present foreign policy outline for U.S. president-elect Nov. 13
Pulitzer Prize winning commentator Bret Stephens will discuss “A Foreign Policy for the President-Elect” at 4 p.m. (CT), Sunday, Nov. 13 as part of Purdue University Northwest’s next Sinai Forum at the Westville Campus.
The presentation will take place in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex, located at 1401 S. US Highway 421. The doors open at 3 p.m.
Sinai Forums present speakers who explore compelling, contemporary issues in a town hall style atmosphere; audience members have the opportunity to pose face-to-face questions.
Stephens, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, will speak just five days after a new U.S. president is elected. He will examine the impact of the president-elect on foreign policy and will discuss rules to guide the next president in dealing with Middle East challenges.
A foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of “The Wall Street Journal” and former editor-in-chief of the “Jerusalem Post,” Stephens will explore how the United States can strike a balance between inaction and over-commitment and the nation’s vital interests in the region.
Stephens authored the book, “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.” The book makes the case that America has been retreating from the role of “world’s policeman” in recent decades, which Stephens believes will lead to greater world problems.
Regular Season tickets are $75, which includes general seating for all 2016 season programs. A Patron Season ticket is $200, which provides reserved section seating for the 2016 programs and admission to exclusive receptions with the speakers before each program beginning at 2:30 p.m. CT.
All students who show a valid school I.D. are admitted to the program without charge.
Tickets can be purchased by credit card online or by cash or check at: The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; and the Porter County Community Foundation, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.
Sinai Forum season sponsors are IU Health La Porte Hospital, The Times Media Company and Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa. Additional sponsors are La Porte Herald Argus and The News Dispatch, The John W. Anderson Foundation, Horizon Bank, The Bankoff Family, and Duneland Health Council.
Forum receptions are sponsored by Strack & Van Til, Scannell Wealth Management, Purdue Federal Credit Union, the Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation and Harbour Trust Investment Management Company.
Additional information about the Sinai Forums is available at www.pnw.edu/sinai-forum.
The Season Continues
The fifth and final speaker of the 2016 season will be Northwest Indiana native and retired astronaut and Col. Jerry Ross, who will present “Spacewalker, My Journey in Space” on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. CT.
Ross, will chronicle his space-race-era journey from Crown Point to Purdue University, where he pursued his dream to be in the space program and went on to become one of NASA’s most highly decorated astronauts.