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October 4, 2004 :: Oklahomans Participating in Nationwide Discussion on Foreign Policy

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As part of “The People Speak” initiative, a nationwide effort to include all Americans in a discussion on America’s role in the world, Oklahoma citizens will gather Oct. 12 in Edmond to discuss “American Power and Global Security.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh University Center, Ballroom C.

“American Power and Global Security” is sponsored by Oklahoma Campus Compact and the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter of the United Nations Foundation Association.

“As U.S. citizens prepare for the November 2 elections, it is important to consider and to discuss issues including global policy and America’s role in the world,” said Chancellor Paul G. Risser. “It is important for us to explore how aspects of these policies affect our lives and our communities.”

“The People Speak” was created in 2003 by the United Nations Foundation and a nonpartisan group of concerned organizations to provide forums for Americans to participate in discussions on policies affecting their future. Building on the success of last year’s series, which culminated in over 2,000 discussions across the U.S., the 2004 initiative will engage universities, religious organizations, community groups, editorial writers, think-tanks, concerned citizens and others to participate in a public discourse on U.S. foreign policy.

Oklahoma Campus Compact was established as part of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 2000 and provides leadership, networking and technical assistance to Oklahoma college campuses and communities in the areas of service learning, civic engagement and community service.