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News Author John Perkins Lectures at Marlboro College, April 24

MARLBORO, VT -- (April 16, 2008) -- New York Times bestselling author
John Perkins will give a free public lecture on Thursday, April 24, at
7:00 p.m. in the Persons Auditorium at Marlboro College.

secretThe lecture will be based on Perkins' most recent book, The Secret
History of the American Empire, which details the clandestine operations that created the world's first global empire. While the future may appear catastrophic to many people, Perkins provides a compassionate plan, declaring at the end of Secret History, ''Now is the time for us to change the world.''

Perkins' first book, Confessions of a an Economic Hit Man, was published in 2004 and spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list. It tells the story of his career with a consulting firm and his role as a self-described 'economic hitman' where his job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations.

Perkins has lectured and taught at universities on four continents, and
is a founder and board member of Dream Change and the Pachamama
Alliance, nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating a stable,
sustainable, and peaceful world.

Copies of John Perkins' books will be available for sale in the lobby
before and after the lecture. This presentation is part of Marlboro
College's ''On the Record'' series of lectures, presentations and
performances in celebration of its 60th anniversary.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations
Department at (802) 251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. Information about
future ''On the Record'' events can be found at www.marlboro.edu.

Celebrating 60 years, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of
southern Vermont.

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