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Author and political activist Michael Parenti to speak at Moravian College

Michael Parenti(Bethlehem, Pa.) — The Political Forum at Moravian College will host a lecture by historian and political activist Michael Parenti on Wednesday, September 24, at 4 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium. Parenti will present “Destroying Nations: Yugoslavia, Iraq, and More to Come.”

Parenti takes a critical view of the policies of the United States. He will provide students with an alternative viewpoint to “The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo” by Paula Huntley, which was read by incoming Moravian freshman. Huntley came to Moravian College and spoke to students on August 31.

Parenti received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has taught at many colleges and universities throughout the country and abroad. Some of his writings have been translated into Bangla, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. He has written over 250 articles for newspapers, magazines, and journals including Covert Action Quarterly, Z Magazine, New Political Science, Monthly Review, the Humanist, Dollars and Sense, the Nation, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times. He is also the author of To Kill a Nation (about the breakup of Yugoslavia) and The Terrorism Trap (about September 11). Parenti appears regularly on radio and television programs.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets on Moravian’s Main Street Campus. For more information, call 610-861-1491.