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Leadership Center Hosts Audio-Conference Series Focusing on International Issues

Bethlehem, Pa., January 18, 2006—The Leadership Center at Moravian College will host a series of audio-conferences from January to April 2006, on international issues, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations. During this program series Moravian will participate with colleges and universities across the country. The format will be a 10–15 minute briefing session by the speaker, followed by a call-in question and answer discussion.

The sessions are scheduled for:

Thursday, January 19, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Dr. Dan Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University, will lead the discussion on his new book, Seeking Security in an Insecure World. Caldwell specializes in International Relations, Arms Control, and International Security. He also has held faculty appointments at the Naval Postgraduate School; Brown University; the University of California, Los Angeles; and Stanford University. He served on the Clinton-Gore transition team in 1992, the Arms Control Task Force in the Gore-Lieberman campaign of 2000, and the Proliferation and Weapons of Mass Destruction Working Group for the Kerry-Edwards campaign in 2004. He is the author or editor of eight books, and has been awarded the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard University and a U.S. Institute of Peace Fellowship. He is also the Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Academic Advisory Group, which oversees the Council’s Academic Initiative.

Friday, February 3, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Stephen R. Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, will address Russian-American Relations.

Thursday, February 16, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Jane Arraf, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, will examine, Iraqi Politics and the Insurgency.

Friday, March 3, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Rachel Bronson, Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, will explore the topic Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia.

Friday, March 31, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss, America’s Opportunity to Alter History’s Course.

Thursday, April 20, 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. – Speaker, Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, will talk about, Friendly Fire: Misadventures Abroad and the Making of Anti-Americanism.

The sessions will be held in the Leadership Center at the Haupert Union Building (HUB), Monocacy and Locust Streets. Sessions are free and open to the public, and attendees may bring a brown-bag lunch. Additional information may be accessed at the ‘For Educators’ portal on the website: http://www.cfr.org/educators/.