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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire


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UW-Eau Claire to Host Videoconference
Titled 'The War on Terrorism' 

MAILED: Nov. 21, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE  The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host an interactive videoconference National Town Meeting titled "The War on Terrorism" Dec. 5.
        UW-Eau Claire is one of 16 national sites that will host the interactive real-time videoconference, which will run from 5:30-7 p.m. in Old Library, room 1132.
        At the national level, Ambassador Marc Grossman, under secretary of state for political affairs, will lead the discussion and answer participants' questions. A Foreign Service officer since 1976, Grossman has held a number of positions in the U.S. State Department, and was appointed to his current position by President George W. Bush in March.
        Dr. Steven Majstorovic, assistant professor of political science, will be the UW-Eau Claire site host. In this role, he will coordinate a local discussion about pertinent topics and issues beginning at 4:30 p.m. That discussion will result in participants at the UW-Eau Claire site developing two questions that will be e-mailed to the State Department 30 minutes before the videoconference. Grossman will address those questions early in the program, and he'll then spend the remaining time answering individual questions from participants at the various sites.
        Videoconference technology will allow Grossman, who will be at the State Department Video Center in Washington, D.C., to see each site's participants as they ask questions.
        Participation at the UW-Eau Claire site is limited to 35 people. Members of the campus and Eau Claire communities who are interested in participating should contact Majstorovic at (715) 836-2266.
        Principal sponsors of the event are the World Affairs Council of American, the UW System Institute for Global Studies and UW-Milwaukee's Institute of World Affairs.

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Judy Berthiaume
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Updated: Nov. 21, 2001