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Columnist Roger Cohen to speak at Culver

January 26, 2012

01/27/12 The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Institute’s “Global Ideas” series. His talk will be “Writing about the World.”

Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.

Cohen wrote “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble” in 2005 and “Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo,” an account of the wars of Yugoslavia’s destruction, in 1998. He also co-wrote with Claudio Gatti the 1991 biography of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, “In the Eye of the Storm.”

Culver’s Global Studies institute aims to help Culver students become more knowledgeable and conscientious global citizens through open forums, informed discussions, and the international seminar speaker series.

Students and faculty are afforded the opportunity to visit distant lands and experience foreign cultures on a “person-to-person” basis, directly and through the use of cutting edge technology and video conferencing.

Cohen’s talk will take place in the Legion Memorial Building and will last approximately one hour.

Located on a scenic 1,800-acre lakeside campus in northern Indiana, Culver Academies are a coeducational college preparatory boarding school for grades 9-12.

Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society. This is in addition to its rigorous and well-respected academic and extracurricular activities.

Founded in 1894, the boys’ school, Culver Military Academy, teaches young men leadership, self-discipline, and responsibility. The Culver Girls Academy, founded in 1971, is based upon the English prefect system of student leadership to achieve similar values for young women.

Culver’s boarding school enrollment of approximately 800 is comprised of a global student body from more than 40 states and 25 countries, including China, Mexico, Europe, South Korea, and Canada. More than one third of students receive need-based financial aid.

The same approach to leadership is taught in the Culver Summer Schools & Camps, which enroll 1,400 boys and girls from over 39 states, and 40 countries.

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