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10/1/2003 Linfield forensics students to debate American foreign policy

McMINNVILLE ? Linfield College forensics students will host a debate on American foreign policy, "The People Speak: America Debates Its Role in the World," on Thursday,

Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall.

The program is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Linfield Forensics Team and the Oregon Alpha chapter of Pi Kappa Delta.

The debate is part of a nationwide event of debates taking place in hundreds of locations across the country. Students will address questions on topics including the legitimate use of military force and the role of the international institutions. Audience participation will be encouraged during a question-and-answer period following the formal debate.

The debate is jointly funded by the Open Society Institute, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the United National Foundation, as part of ongoing missions to support grassroots community involvement in foreign policy.

For more information call Jackson Miller, director of forensics and assistant professor of communication arts at Linfield, at 503-883-2625.