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Lessons for Iraq from Bosnia and Kosovo

Nov. 3, 2004

KALAMAZOO--A foreign policy and national security expert will visit the Western Michigan University campus Monday, Nov. 8, to deliver the annual George Klein Lecture, which will explore "Reconstructing Bosnia and Kosovo: Lessons for Iraq."

Dr. Kathleen Hill Hawk will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 209 of the Bernhard Center. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Since 1995, Hawk has been at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics, U.S. foreign policy and national security. She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2001 and also has studied at the Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, Va.; the Central American Institute for International Affairs, San Jose, Costa Rica; the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Marquette University's Study Center in Madrid, Spain.

Hawk has been a naval reserve officer since 1991 and is currently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency's Naval Reserve unit based in Huntsville, Ala., as a lieutenant commander. She served as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C. and Cairo, Egypt, and was a lead policy analyst in the Policy and Nuclear Division of Analytical Services Inc., in Arlington, Va., doing contract work for the U.S. Air Force on space programs.

She also worked as an international programs analyst for AVANCO International Inc., in Oakton, Va., where she was under contract to the Multinational Programs Division of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization. Hawk also is the author of the recent book "Constructing the Stable State: Goals for Intervention and Peacebuilding."

The annual lecture is named after Dr. George Klein, a longtime member of the WMU Department of Political Science and an internationally known expert on Balkan Politics and Eastern European political systems. After his death in 1981, his widow, Dr. Patricia V. Klein, WMU associate professor emerita of science studies, created an endowment in his honor. That endowment funds the annual lecture, symposia, conferences and scholarships.

Hawk's address is through the WMU Department of Political Science's Institute of Government and Politics. For more information, contact Dr. James Butterfield, WMU professor of political science, at (269) 387-5696, or <jim.butterfield@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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