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“21st Century International Security” topic of 2011 Boyd-Lubker lecture

Dr. Richard J. Harknett, associate professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati, will present 21st Century International Security: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Bomb and Big Brother as part of the 2011 Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholar Program at WKU.

Dr. Harknett’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m. March 22 at Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

In his lecture, Dr. Harknett will examine the question of how one should conceptualize national and international security in the 21st century from the perspective that two technological revolutions (information technology and nuclear) have occurred without a corresponding shift in our worldview about the fundamentals involved in security.

Dr. Harknett holds a professorial lectureship at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria, where he served as a Fulbright Professor in 2002. He holds a doctorate and master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s from Villanova University. His research on international security dynamics has been published in numerous journals and he has completed policy analysis for U.S. government agencies and European organizations. He helped develop and then chair the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center and is Chair of University Faculty at the University of Cincinnati. In 2010, he received a State of Ohio Faculty Innovator Award.

Contact: Raymond Poff, (270) 745-2498.

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