Nov. 11, 2002





Several experts will review the national election results in the light of CUA politics professor John K. White’s new book, “The Values Divide,” at noon on Friday, Nov. 8, at the National Press Club. “The Values Divide” is a study of the value structure of the American electorate that identifies new directions in American culture and politics. “I believe,” writes White, “that while race, ethnicity, religion and the economy remain important concerns to many Americans, values provide the connective tissue linking public policy to voter attitudes about contemporary politics.”


WHAT:           Post-Election Forum


WHEN:           Noon, Friday, Nov. 8, 2002


WHERE:         The National Press Club, Zenger Room

529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C.


DETAILS:      White will be joined by a number of specialists on the multiple American electorates and their value patterns, including:


John Zogby, pollster and public opinion analyst;


James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute;


Charles A. Kromkowski, author of “Recreating the American Republic” and senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Religion and Democracy;


John Kromkowski, president of the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs;


Alfred Rotondaro, former executive director of the National Italian American Foundation; and


George F. McLean, O.M.I., president of the international Council for Research in Values and Philosophy.


They will be joined by intellectuals from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Kenya, Somalia, Cameroon and China who are currently at CUA for a 10-week seminar on “Cultural Identity and Globalization,” which is hosted by the CUA Center for the Study of Culture and Values.


SPONSORS:    The CUA Center for the Study of Culture and Values and The National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs.


MEDIA:          Media participation is welcome; journalists wishing to cover the event must contact Chris Harrison or Victor Nakas at 202-319-5600 to make arrangements.