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Scholars to debate at U. on U.S. role as superpower

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 22 2013 2:38 p.m. MDT

Students walk around the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Monday, October 5, 2009. Experts will debate whether it's in the United States' best interest to remain the world's sole superpower at the 30th annual Fordham Debate at the University of Utah.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Experts will debate whether it’s in the United States' best interest to remain the world’s sole superpower at the 30th annual Fordham Debate at the University of Utah.

The debate is sponsored by the U.'s S.J. Quinney College of Law, Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., in the law building’s Sutherland Moot Courtroom. The debate is free and open to the public.

Nora Bensahel, deputy director of studies and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Tom Farer, professor of international studies at the University of Denver and a former special assistant to agencies within the U.S. government, are the debaters.

Prior to the debate, which begins at 6 p.m., there will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the foyer of the law building. The debate will be broadcast live on ulaw.tv. For lawyers, one hour of continuing legal education if offered. For more information, call 801-585-3479.

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