Temple University, Japan Campus Hosts Two Lectures

November 9, 2002

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host two lectures on consecutive evenings. "Unilateralism vs. Multilateralism in U.S. Foreign Policy" will be presented by Dr. Henry Nau, of George Washington University, on Monday, November 18, at 1900. At 1900 on Tuesday, November 19, 2002, Professor Terry Ann Halbert, of Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management, will lecture on "The Pleasures and the Politics of Smoking: Law, Ethics and the Tobacco Industry." The lectures are free and are open to the general public.

Dr. Nau is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. From 1981 to 1983, he was a senior staff member of the National Security Council in the White House responsible for international economic affairs. He also served from 1975 to 1977 as special assistant to the undersecretary of State for economic affairs. Today, he directs the U.S.-Japan Economic Agenda, a research and public policy forum at the Elliott School. His presentation is part of Temple University's Pacific Rim Lecture Series and is jointly sponsored by the Tokyo American Center.

Professor Halbert is a lawyer and business ethicist in the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University in Philadelphia. She has a lengthy interest in the U.S. tobacco industry and has developed courses that examine it and the gambling industry from the perspectives of history, political science, psychology, law, ethics, economics, sociology, literature, and film. Her multimedia presentation is courtesy the Temple University Law School, Program in Japan, and

  • briefly sketches the development of the tobacco industry from the crop's key role in American colonial history to its rise as a powerful oligopoly by the early 20th century;
  • shows how early advertising made cigarettes synonymous with and an irresistible emblem of glamour, rebellion, and modernity;
  • explains how the industry managed the crisis it faced once bad news about the health consequences of smoking began to emerge and how the political, legal, and cultural landscape that had benefited it for so long began to shift; and
  • discusses how the industry, while under siege in the United States, has developed into an even more influential global enterprise.

Dr. Nau holds a B.S. degree in economics, politics, and science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He has taught at Williams College and as a visiting professor at SAIS and at Stanford and Columbia universities. Professor Nau teaches an undergraduate course in international politics and graduate courses in U.S. foreign policy; U.S. foreign economic policy; international political economy; and science, technology, and public policy.

Professor Nau is the author of At Home Abroad: Identity and Power in American Foreign Policy (Cornell, 2002) and of the widely read books The Myth of America's Decline (Oxford, 1990) and Trade and Security: U.S. Policies at Cross- Purposes (American Enterprise Institute Press, 1995).

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Professor Halbert holds a J.D. degree from Rutgers University and has been on faculty in the Legal Studies Department of Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management since 1981. In 1999, she was a recipient of Temple's Great Teacher award and in 2001 was named Business Honors Teacher of the Year. Her research and teaching is interdisciplinary, focusing on business ethics and employment law. She has coauthored two textbooks with Elaine Ingulli: Law & Ethics in the Business Environment (4th ed., 2002) and CyberEthics (2001). For more information about Professor Halbert, please see http://www.sbm.temple.edu/~thalbert/