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Feb. 20, 2002

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Professor Bobbitt to deliver Montgomery Fellows lecture at Dartmouth

Speech to address American intelligence-gathering failures

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas Professor Philip Bobbitt, the former senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council, will deliver the prestigious Montgomery Fellows address at Dartmouth College as part of a lecture series on American intelligence.

The lecture, entitled "Intelligence Failures", will be given on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Hanover, New Hampshire at the school's Filene Auditorium. The series is sponsored by the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Endowment. Montgomery Fellowships are awarded to outstanding figures from the academic world, as well as non-academic spheres.

Previous Montgomery Fellows include: Michel Foucault, French philosopher; Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Prize winner in Physics; E.H.Gombrich, British art critic, historian and author; Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Prize winner in Literature; Pulitzer Prize winners William Styron and John Updike; and Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Bobbitt is UT's A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law and one of the nation's leading constitutional theorists. His teaching and research range widely over issues in constitutional law and national security policy. He is the author of six books: Constitutional Interpretation, Democracy and Deterrence, U. S. Nuclear Strategy (with Freedman and Treverton), Constitutional Fate, Tragic Choices (with Calabresi), and The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History, which is forthcoming from Knopf this May.

Bobbitt is a member of the American Law Institute, the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Oxford University, his J.D. in 1975 from Yale University, and his A.B. in 1971 from Princeton University. He is a former trustee of Princeton.

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