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30 March 2006
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture at JSU

On Thursday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. on the 11th Floor of the Houston Cole Library, the Gamma of Alabama Graduate Association of Phi Beta Kappa will present a public lecture given by Dr. Thomas G. Palaima, Raymond F. Dickson Centennial Professor and director, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, University of Texas at Austin. His topic will be “Wars and Violence in the Ancient and Modern World.”

Dr. Palaima's lecture examines the home front and war front in ancient and modern times and presents a look at how 20th and 21st-century western cultures have sheltered citizens from the realities of warfare and the negative consequences for soldiers, for decision-making about war, and for civilians back home. He contrasts this with Archaic and classical Sparta and Athens.  Highlights on Freud, Homer, Tim O'Brien, Wilfred Owen, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Joseph Conrad, with embedded journalism provide additional interest to the topic.

To learn more about Tom Palaima's unique insights, don't miss the conversation with Tom Palaima from the pages of Alcalde!! For a list of his achievements including major professional activities, honors, awards, and publications, and distinguished public lectures, see Dr. Palaima's curriculum vitae.

Prior to the lecture the Gamma Chapter's Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding junior at JSU. The Gamma Chapter will also announce the student selected to receive the Theron E. Montgomery Scholarship.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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