BETHANY, W.Va. – Dr. Ole Holsti, the George V. Allen Professor of Political Science at Duke University, will be the speaker for this year’s Bethany College W. Kirk Woolery Lecture Series. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Holsti will speak on the topic "How Publics Abroad View the United States." The event is open to the public.

Holsti, who specializes in international politics and foreign policy decision-making, is the author of Crisis, Escalation, War, Content Analysis for the Social Sciences and Humanities, and Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy and co-author of International Alliance: Unity and Disintegration, Enemies in Politics, Communication Content, Content Analysis, Change in the International System, American Leadership in World Affairs: Vietnam and The Breakdown of Consensus, and Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy.

His articles have appeared in American Political Science Review, The Handbook of Social Psychology, Public Opinion Quarterly, World Politics, Journal of Politics, International Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Diplomatic History, Political Psychology, and various other journals and books.

Holsti is former associate editor of International Studies Quarterly and is Contributing Editor of Running Journal. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and he was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1981-82.

He also was President of the International Studies Association from 1979-80 and was the recipient of the Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for "distinguished professional contributions to political psychology" and is a past Vice President of the ISPP.

Gary Kappel, Professor of History at Bethany, said, "We are delighted that Dr. Holsti will present the Woolery Lecture this year and also that he will be able to meet with our students both in and outside of the classroom."

The W. Kirk Woolery Lecture Series honors the memory of W. Kirk Woolery, Class of 1908, professor and provost of Bethany College from 1921-1946. His father, W.H. Woolery, was professor and third president of Bethany College. Several of his children and grandchildren are Bethany alumni. The lecture series is made possible by the generosity of the Woolery family. Funding is also provided by the student Political Awareness Society sponsored by the Department of History and Political Science and advised by Dr. Barbara Rieffer, Assistant Professor of Political Science.