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The Clinton School of Public Service has announced its speakers for December 2012.

All lectures listed below will be free and public and held at Sturgis Hall, the former Choctaw Railway Station building on the Clinton Presidential Center grounds, 1200 President Clinton Ave. in Little Rock.

Monday at noon: Kelly Sullivan Loughren will discuss the legacy of her grandfather, Albert, and his four brothers: George, Frank, Red and Matt, who were killed in action on Nov. 13, 1942, on the Navy's USS Juneau during the first Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.

Wednesday at 6 p.m.: Lynn Stout will discuss her book: The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public. Stout is a professor of corporate and business law at Cornell University Law School and is an internationally recognized expert in corporate governance, securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior. A book signing will follow her lecture.

Thursday at noon: Ambassador of Vietnam to the United States Nguyen Quoc Cuong will discuss the relationship between the two countries. He was appointed by President Nguyen Minh Triet in early 2011.

December 10 at 6 p.m.: Betty Makoni, founder of Girl Child Network Zimbabwe, will speak about the network founded in 1999 to support and promote girls' rights, empowerment and education by advancing the circumstances of African girls who are economically deprived, at risk of abuse, subject to harmful cultural practices or living in areas of instability.

December 11 at noon: Patricia Crisafulli and Andrea Redmond will speak about their book, Rwanda, Inc.: How a Devastated Nation Became an Economic Model for the Developing World. It is an in-depth look at how President Paul Kagame transformed Rwanda into Africa's rising economic star after its legacy of genocide and why the Rwanda model could work for other struggling democracies.

December 13 at 6 p.m.: Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis Three; Joe Berlinger, director of the documentary film series Paradise Lost on the case; and Mara Leveritt, author of Devil's Knot, which also chronicles the case, will participate in a panel discussion called Cameras in the Courtroom.

December 14 at noon: Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin University in England, will give a presentation about the Little Rock Accord, an action plan to mobilize political will to increase the role of private-sector finance. The presentation is part of the meeting of General Assembly of the Club de Madrid, a nonprofit organization composed of more than 90 democratic former heads of state from more than 60 countries.

December 17 at noon: Alyse Nelson, president and chief executive officer of Vital Voices, will discuss the work of the nonprofit organization that works to bring together women who want to enable others to become change agents in their governments, advocates for social justice and supporters of democracy. Nelson will sign copies of her book, Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World, after the lecture.

December 19 at noon: Muna AbuSulayman, director of Directions Consultancy, a boutique firm for innovative philanthropy. She has successfully launched, managed and scaled multiple businesses and foundations, and is continuously placed in lists naming her one of the most influential Arabs in the world.

December 19 at 6 p.m.: Manal AL Dowayan, one of Saudi Arabia's foremost artists, will present her photography, which has been exhibited across the world. Her artworks are part of the permanent collections of the British Museum and the Jordan National Museum of Fine Art.

Reservations for any of the above lectures can be made by calling (501) 683-5239 or by e-mailing

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