Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.11

March 03, 2005


Barak visit delayed by heavy schedule


Because of scheduling commitments, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will be unable to accept an invitation to speak on campus before the end of the present academic term.

Barak's representatives responded to a formal invitation from the Concordia Jewish student group Hillel and President Frederick Lowy.

"The invitation still stands, and we will examine other possibilities with his representatives through Concordia Hillel," Lowy said.

In December, Concordia announced that several university buildings would be renovated for visits by speakers who required extra security. Barak, who had been denied the opportunity to speak on campus earlier in 2004 because of security concerns, was to be invited to speak on campus before the end of the winter term.