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UAA welcomes military strategy expert Thomas P.M. Barnett

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

Author lectures about The Pentagons New MapThomas P.M. Barnett, whose work is referred to as "the most influential defense intellectual writing these days" by David Ignatius of the Washington Post, will give a free lecture on Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in UAA's Rasmuson Hall, room 101.  The author of THE PENTAGON'S NEW MAP and BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION, Barnett will discuss our possible long- and short-term relations with Iran, Iraq, the Middle East, China, North Korea, Latin America and Africa, as well as war and peace in the 21st Century.

According to his Web site, Barnett is a strategic planner who has worked in national security affairs since the end of the Cold War, is in high demand within government circles as a forecaster of global conflict and an expert of military transformation, as well as within corporate circles as a management consultant and conference presenter on issues relating to international security and economic globalization. A former Senior Strategic Researcher and Professor in the Warfare Analysis & Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College, Barnett has worked with leaders from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Forces Command, Central Command, among many others.

Thomas Barnett's lecture is free and open to the public.  For additional information, please contact Dorn van Dommelen at 786-1765.

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