May 02, 2005

Media Advisory

by Pete Rosenbery

Reporters and photographers are welcome to cover director Jim Thebaut's talk with political science students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3.

Thebaut produced and directed a stark documentary based on former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon's book that examines a looming worldwide water crisis. Thebaut will speak to visiting professor John S. Jackson's American Chief Executive class. The class is in Faner Hall, room 1005, which is on the south end of Faner Hall, the entrance closest to the Student Center.

Thebaut will speak to political science students about the implications of the water crisis for American politicians on both domestic and international policies and related issues.

Thebaut's documentary, "Running Dry," a film based on Simon's 1998 book, "Tapped Out: The Coming World Crisis in Water and What We Can Do About It," will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, at SIUC's Student Center Ballroom D. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is presenting the event. Admission is free.