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Phi Beta Delta to host Nisan Chavkin April 3

April 1, 2013
Nisan Chavkin

Nisan Chavkin

Nisan Chavkin, executive director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Chicago, will visit NIU at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, as the guest of the Zeta Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Delta.

Chavkin’s work focuses on the areas of civic engagement, the challenges to our civil liberties and motivating the nation’s youth to take a responsible role in the future governance. He also has led CRF-C into new realms, including working with youth in Eastern Europe (the Balkans) as they confront the challenges of democracy and civic responsibility.

His talk will be held in the University Suite of the Holmes Student Center. All are welcome.

“It is extremely important for students who bring international experiences into their daily lives at NIU to have an organization that can help develop their ideas, build upon their unique experiences, and showcase their leadership,”said J.D. Bowers, chapter president. “ ‘Having a global world view’ is not just a catch phrase, it truly is a way of thinking about issues, approaching life and creating a future that is built upon the foundations of a broad perspective.”

Phi Beta Delta is the first national honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. The organization boasts 150 chapters, including seven outside of the United States.

Founded at NIU in 2004, Phi Beta Delta has two main activities every year: an induction ceremony for new members every fall and an outstanding international scholar presentation each spring. It provides numerous opportunities for students; students hold two of the chapter’s eight leadership positions.

For more information call (815) 753-9526 or email [email protected].