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10/15/2003 Philosophy lectures scheduled at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – William H. Boyer, professor emeritus of the philosophy of education at the University of Hawaii, will present the 34th annual Walter Powell-Linfield College Philosophy Lectures Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27 and 28.

Boyer will speak on "Education for Democratic Citizenship" Monday, Oct. 27, and "Ways to Abolish War" Tuesday, Oct. 28. Both lectures will be at 8 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. Both are free and open to the public.

Boyer is widely known as a speaker and activist in politics, ethics, human rights, peace studies and environmental studies. He developed new areas in environmental education, future studies, long-range planning and war prevention. He is an activist and community organizer and created a movement to provide legal rights for future generations.

Boyer helped plan and establish the Peace Studies Consortium for Higher Education in Oregon in 1983, was chair of the state Democratic Foreign Policy Platform in Oregon from 1986-89, was chair of the Oregon Plan for Environmental Right, was chair of the Alliance for Responsible Land Use in Deschutes County and was a member of the World Futures Studies Federation.

He is the author of "Education for Annihilation," "Alternative Futures Designing Social Change," "America's Future: Transition to the 21st Century" and "Myth America: Democracy vs. Capitalism." He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals, magazines and newspapers.

Boyer has his Ed.D. from Arizona State University. For more information, call 503-883-2481.