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Peace advocate to give Hesburgh speech at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND – The president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will deliver the 19th annual Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Notre Dame.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews will talk April 16 about her thoughts on the growing weakness of the U.S. in the international community, discuss the costs of its diminished role, and offer what she things the Washington should do to strengthen its position abroad. The speech is open to the public.

Previous speakers have included Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate in economics in 1998, Francis Deng, special adviser to the United Nations secretary-general on the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, and former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, former vice chairman of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks.