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Bethlehem, Pa., March 15, 2005—A group of Moravian College students are expanding their perspectives on global issues by participating in the Council on Foreign Relations’ Academic Outreach Conference Call Series. Students gathered in the Leadership Development Center at Moravian for the first call of the series, U.S. Post-Conflict Capabilities. The College is one of a limited number prestigious institutions participating. Others include Arizona State University, Boston University, Boston College, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, and Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
The discussion was led by Major General William L. Nash, Ret., the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventative Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is responsible for collaborating with governments, organizations, and the business community in order to foresee budding international crises, examine the problems, and identify the best solutions for prevention. During his military career, Nash was a platoon leader in Vietnam, an armored brigade commander in Operation Desert Storm, and the Commander of Task Force Eagle, which enforced the military provisions of the Dayton Peace Accords in northeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina. After his retirement, the United States government asked him to be the Regional Administrator for the United Nations in northern Kosovo.
There are three other conference calls scheduled as part of the series. The next is Nonproliferation, administrated by Lee Feinstein, Deputy Director of the Studies Department and Charles Ferguson, Council Senior Fellow for Science and Technology. The others are U.S.-Russian Cooperation, led by Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies and Anti-Americanism, conducted by Council Senior Fellow Julia Sweig.