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Former Hostage Lectures on Terrorism

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NEW YORK - Moorhead Kennedy, who was held hostage in 1979 while serving as the acting economic counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran, will deliver the annual Sievers Lecture " on Tues., Nov. 27 at 6 p.m., in McNally Amphitheater at the Fordham University School of Law. The lecture, "Terrorism - and Beyond," is part of "Transcending Tragedy: The Fordham University Lecture Series on Sept. 11 and its Aftermath." Kennedy is the author of numerous books and articles and is the recipient of the Department of State's Medal for Valor. Since his release, he has spoke frequently on terrorism and how to respond to its underlying roots. His wife, Louisa, an author and a spokesperson for hostage families, will also speak. The Sievers Lecture, named after the late Rev. Harry J. Sievers, S.J., seeks to further understanding and analysis of the policy and political issues before the nation. Fordham's "Transcending Tragedy" lecture series is designed to encourage dialogue about the Sept. 11 attacks and their aftermath, and to explore the vast array of issues that will affect New York, the United States and the world. DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 TIME: 6:00 P.M. PLACE: McNALLY AMPHITHEATER FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW 140 WEST 62ND STREET NYC Founded in 1841, Fordham is New York City's Jesuit university. It has residential campuses in the north Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y. 11/01

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