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March 29, 1999

Middlebury College, University of Vermont, and the Atlantic Council of the United States Launch Consortium on International Studies

Inaugural Lectures to Take Place on April 8 and April 23

The Atlantic Council of the United States, a Washington, DC-based international affairs organization, and faculty at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont (UVM) have launched the Northern New England Regional Working Group of the Atlantic Council (NNERG). The Middlebury College Geonomics Center for International Studies will be the principal hub of activity this spring for NNERG's cooperative ventures. The purpose of NNERG is to pool resources in international studies and establish cooperation between institutions to benefit faculty, students, and the community at large.

NNERG's inaugural lectures will take place on April 8 and April 23 in the Robert A. Jones Seminar Room/Library of the Middlebury College Geonomics Center for International Studies on Hillcrest Avenue (off Route 125). Both events are free and open to the public.

On Thursday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m., Richard H. Immerman and Robert R. Bowie will speak on "Waging Peace: Lessons for American Foreign Policy from the Eisenhower Administration." Richard H. Immerman is professor of history, director of the Center for Force and Diplomacy, and chair of the history department at Temple University. Immerman's books include "John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy." Robert R. Bowie is Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus, and founder/former director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. During the Eisenhower administration, Bowie was director of Policy Planning and State Department member of the NSC Planning Board (1953-57). He also served in the Truman, Johnson, and Carter administrations. His books include "Studies in Federalism," "Shaping the Future," and "Suez 1956."

The Honorable Robert B. Oakley, whose lecture "Force and Diplomacy in Post-Cold War Peacemaking" will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, is a Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and former special envoy to Somalia for both President Bush and President Clinton. Oakley was formerly the director of the State Department Office for Combating Terrorism, and special assistant to President Bush for the Middle East and South Asia. He has served as the U.S. ambassador to Zaire (appointed in 1979), Somalia (appointed in 1982), and Pakistan (appointed in 1988).

Allison Stanger, associate professor of political science and the Atlantic Council academic associate at Middlebury College, has worked closely with Gregory Gause, associate professor of political science and academic associate for the Atlantic Council at UVM, and Dr. Lori Gronich, director of the Atlantic Council's Office of Education, in organizing these two spring events and laying the groundwork for further collaborative activity.

For more information about the consortium, contact Charlotte Tate of the Middlebury College Geonomics Center for International Studies at 802-443-5795.

NNERG Calendar for Spring 1999

Thursday, April 8

Time: 4:30 p.m.

"Waging Peace: Lessons for American Foreign Policy from the Eisenhower Administration"

Lecture by Richard H. Immerman and Robert R. Bowie.

Location: Robert A. Jones Seminar Room/Library of Middlebury College's Geonomics Center, on Hillcrest Road (off Route 125).

Friday, April 23

Time: 4:30 p.m.

"Force and Diplomacy in Post-Cold War Peacemaking"

Lecture by Robert B. Oakley

Location: Robert A. Jones Seminar Room/Library of Middlebury College's Geonomics Center, on Hillcrest Road (off Route 125).