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Monthly Foreign Policy Discussion Series Takes Place at LUMA

LUMA and Heartland International Partner to Give Chicagoans a Voice on International Issues

The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), in partnership with Heartland International, a Chicago-based, non-profit organization, is hosting a monthly discussion series. These events will give Chicagoans the opportunity to voice their opinion on important international issues in a public forum. The series kicked-off in January and will continue on the first Tuesday of each month moving forward, touching on a different area of U.S. foreign policy each time.

This month's event features professor John Rogers, president of the Midwest U.S.-China Association, which is a coalition of 12 Midwestern states that seek to attract inbound Chinese investment to the region. Rogers will lead the discussion on U.S.-Chinese relations and will touch on his experiences as a founder of Transforming Asia-North America (TANA), an organization focused on assisting companies in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Noon - 1 p.m.
The series will continue on the first Tuesday of every month through October 7, 2008.

Loyola University Museum of Art 
820 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The 1st Tuesday Discussion Series is a unique opportunity for area citizens to have their voice heard regarding foreign policy issues. Following each monthly meeting, Heartland International will summarize the discussion and send a briefing paper to the foreign policy advisors of each of the presidential candidates, as well as the Illinois Congressional delegation.

About LUMA
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.

Art illuminating the spirit!