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 Walwik Freedom of Speech Lecture series features namesake's son 



October 1, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab

Walwik Freedom of Speech Lecture series features namesake's son


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's fourth annual Ted Walwik Freedom of Speech Lecture, named for SRU Professor Emeritus Theodore Walwik, will feature his son and SRU graduate Joseph Walwik, now an associate professor of history at Dakota State University.

              Walwik's topic for the 8 p.m. Oct. 4 address is "Spinoza's Coin and the Price of Suppression." The free lecture is in the Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

              A 1986 SRU graduate, Walwik earned his doctorate in history at American University.

              "Rewarding Virtue," published earlier this year, Walwik is now writing about American political culture. In 1993 he worked for the Open Society Fund as a professor of practical philosophy at the University of Latvia. He was later awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach American studies at the National University of Kyrgyzstan where he established the first American Studies Center in central Asia.

              Before joining the Dakota State faculty, he taught history at American University in Cairo where he also helped establish an American studies program. 

              The lectures are made possible through continued support from Theodore Walwik, former SRU communication department chair.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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