International relations, politics, business and education are topics featured in the fall quarter schedule for the Convocations Lecture Series at Utah State University.

All lectures begin at 12:30 p.m. and will be in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center. They are free to the public.The opening speaker is Gennady Gerasimov, chief spokesman for the Soviet Union. His visit Friday, Oct. 5, is co-sponsored by the Tanner Lecture Series, USU and convocations.

Gerasimov's face is familiar to people around the world. Not only is he the chief spokesman for the USSR, but he also has traveled with Mikhail Gorbachev, facing television cameras and journalists around the world. He will speak on "The Smiling Russian Bear; Is it Dangerous?"

Other speakers are:

- William Colby, former director of the CIA, will speak on "Behind the Scenes of the CIA," Thursday, Oct. 18.

- Dennis Levine discusses "Business Ethics" in the Thursday, Oct. 25, lecture, sponsored by USU's Partners in Business program.

- Larry Speakes will discuss "The Outlook for Election 1990" Thursday, Nov. 1. Speakes was chief spokesman for President Ronald Reagan from 1981 to 1987. He is the author of thhe autobiography "Speaking Out."

- Lilia Eskelson, president of the Utah Education Association, speaks Thursday, Nov. 15.

For information on the Convocations Lecture Series, contact Patel at 750-1722.