KHIPP events to feature United Nations, Holocaust, election and earth stewardship


Aug. 16, 2010
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy (KHIPP) offers four topics during the fall semester on the United Nations, the Holocaust, Election 2010 and Earth Stewardship.

The KHIPP sessions will be Thursday, Sept. 16, “The State of the United Nations: The Relevancy of its Role in Today’s World”; Tuesday, Oct. 12, “The Holocaust”; Tuesday, Oct. 19, “Election 2010” and Tuesday, Nov. 9, “Earth Stewardship Forum.”

John Chowning, founder of KHIPP who is vice president for church and external relations at CU and executive assistant to the president, said, “The Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy is committed to preparing Christian civic and political leaders for the 21st century. A greater awareness of the public policy process and understanding of the numerous issues being debated in our nation is essential for the citizenry as a whole.

“The Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy invites you, the concerned citizen and student of the American political process, to attend one or more events to be presented this fall on the campus of Campbellsville University. All events are free and open to the public.”

Dr. John D. Stempel, senior professor of international relations at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, will speak at the “The State of the United Nations: The Relevancy of its Role in Today’s World” Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall in the Badgett Academic Support Center (BASC) at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.
Stempel’s areas of specialization are diplomacy, foreign policy, near Eastern politics, cross-cultural negotiation, Iran and India.

Dr. Ann Mann Millin, historian and special assistant to the director of leadership programs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s National Institute for Holocaust Education, will discuss “The Holocaust” Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. at the BASC. She will also speak at the university’s chapel service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

“Election 2010” on Oct. 19 will feature Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky; Lowell Reese, founder of the Kentucky Roll Call Inc., a Frankfort-based governmental affairs publishing company; and Ronnie Ellis, Frankfort Bureau reporter for the CNHI News Service. The session is at 5 p.m. in the BASC.

The last event of the semester will be Nov. 9 when “Earth Stewardship Forum” will be discussed in the BASC. Ben Lowe, author of “Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation” and a contributor to “Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change” and Terry Cook, state director for The Nature Conservancy in Kentucky, will lead the discussion at 5 p.m. in the BASC.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with over 3,000 students offering 45 undergraduate programs, 16 master’s degrees and five postgraduate areas. The website for complete information is



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