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“Is U.S. a Declining Superpower?” topic for David M. Kennedy Center lecture Jan. 21

Earl H. Fry, Brigham Young University political science professor and Canadian studies coordinator, will present a Global Awareness Lecture titled “Is the United States a Declining Superpower?” Wednesday, Jan. 21, at noon in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Fry recently returned to the United States after directing BYU’s academic study abroad program in Paris. He served as a Fulbright lecturer at the Sorbonne, as director of International Education and Canadian studies at SUNY Plattsburgh and as a special assistant in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, specializing in international investment issues and U.S.-Canadian trade relations.

His many publications include “The Decline of the American Superpower” in Forum: A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics and “The Long Road to Free Trade” in Policy Options.

He has made presentations on international and regional trade, investment, economic development and foreign policy issues to business and academic audiences in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

This lecture will be archived online. For a complete schedule of David M. Kennedy Center events, visit For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

Writer: Angela Fischer


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