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SUBJECT: Henrietta Harvey lecturer to examine the quality of democracy

DATE: Sept. 15,2008

Distinguished scholar and former Italian senator Dr. Gianfranco Pasquino will deliver the Henrietta Harvey Lecture at Memorial University on Wednesday, Sept. 24. His lecture, Improving and debasing the quality ofdemocracy, will start at 7 p.m., in the INCO Lecture Theatre, room IIC-2001.
A professor of political science at the University of Bologna, senior adjunct professor of European Studies at the Bologna Center of Johns Hopkins University, and former Senator of the Italian Republic, this will be Dr. Pasquino’s first visit to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Pasquino will speak on how the quality of democracy depends on the ability of women and men to organize their lives and to fight for all the improvements they can obtain, by essentially grabbing them from their politicians. Considering recent developments in both the ongoing Canadian and American elections, his visit couldn’t come at a more opportune time.
The lecture is open to the public and admission is free. Parking is available in Lot 15.

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