WMU News

Former congressman Howard Wolpe to lecture on campus

Sept. 15, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Howard Wolpe, a former U.S. congressman and Western Michigan University faculty member who is now Presidential Special Envoy to Africa's Great Lakes Region, will return to WMU as a guest lecturer Friday, Sept. 24.

Wolpe will address "The United States and Africa: After the Cold War" at 7 p.m. in Room 1010 of the Fetzer Center. His lecture, sponsored by the Diether H. Haenicke Center for International and Area Studies' African Studies program, is free and open to the public.

Wolpe, who was a member of WMU's political science faculty from 1967 to 1972, served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 to 1993. An expert in Africa and a member of the House Africa Subcommittee while in Congress, Wolpe is the co-author of "The United States and Africa," a book recently published by W.W. Norton.

For more information, persons should contact the Haenicke Center for International and Area Studies at (616) 387-3907.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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