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Political pundit Paul Green speaks at Saint Xavier University

Lectures on history of governing Chicago from a moral perspective

Chicago (Sept. 19, 2007) � Political pundit Paul Green will discuss the history of governing Chicago from a moral perspective at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, as part of Saint Xavier University�s 2007-08 Squeaky Weal lecture series at Saint Xavier�s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held in the Butler Reception Room, located in the Warde Academic Center.

Green�s lecture is titled �Governing Chicago: Its History from a Moral Perspective.� After the lecture, Green will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his latest book, co-authored with Mel Holli, titled World War II Chicago. Other books he has co-authored with Holli are The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition, 3rd edition, and From Mid-Century to the Millennium: A View from City Hall � a Pictorial History of Chicago. 

�My lecture will center on the many untold truths of Chicago politics and the morality behind those truths,� Green said. 

Green is director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff professor of policy studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is also political analyst for WGN Radio 720 (AM). His program �Paul and the Pauliticians� is heard every Wednesday starting at 7:11 a.m. He is frequently quoted and interviewed by national news organizations for his views on the American political scene. His name appears frequently as an expert in news stories in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek. He has also lectured at universities in Europe, Asia and Africa and was one of a few American academic/journalists to travel with the candidates for British Prime Minister in 1997.

�I arrange my breakfast around Paul Green�s political commentary on WGN-AM,� said Sister Susan Sanders, R.S.M., vice president for University Mission and Heritage at Saint Xavier. �His insights are wonderfully apt and always thought-provoking.�

Green is also a former elected official, serving as Monee Township Supervisor from 1977 to 1983. He received his B.A. in history and political science at the University of Illinois and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.

Saint Xavier�s Squeaky Weal lecture series explores the role of religion in civic life and the importance of being involved in civic and political issues. The series is sponsored by the Center for Religion and Public Discourse.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Kathy Mareska at (773) 298-3981 or mareska@sxu.edu, or visit www.sxu.edu.

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago�s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,600 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier�s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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