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2005-06 International Security Speakers Series presents bold lineup

The University of Texas Global Challenges Initiative (UT-GCI) announces the 2005-06 International Security Speakers Series, a campus-wide program to explore the trends, processes and threats that will dominate 21st century international relations. In its second year, the series will feature presentations by historians, strategists, legal scholars and policymakers. Taking a multidisciplinary approach and focusing on the intersection of policy and theory, it will expose the UT community to fresh approaches in international security studies. The series director is LBJ School Professor Francis J. Gavin.

"The International Security Speakers Series in its first year brought to Austin exactly the right experts on exactly the right topics,” said LBJ School Professor Elspeth Rostow, an expert on U.S. foreign policy. “It looks as though the program in 2005-06 will maintain the same high standards. Anyone concerned about the precarious state of world affairs should make it a point to attend."

Fall 2005 International Security Speakers Schedule

Free and open to the public, the lectures will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Brown Room on the 10th floor of the LBJ Library and Museum (see map) unless otherwise noted below. As with all programs, this schedule is subject to last minute changes. Please continue to check this site for updates. For additional information, call 512/232-2564.

September 21, 2005
James Steinberg
Incoming Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas; former Vice-President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution: former Deputy National Security Adviser, 1996-2000
“America and the World in the 21st Century”
**Event held in Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs from 4:00-5:30 pm.**

October 10, 2005
Jeremi Suri
Department of History, University of Wisconsin
“Henry Kissinger and the Transatlantic Dimensions of the 20th Century”
**This talk will held in Garrison Hall, Room 100 from 4:00-5:30 pm.  The event is free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.**

October 25, 2005
Panel Discussion: Intelligence Reform in the United States

Discussants:
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, Interim Dean, J.J. “Jake Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs and LBJ Centennial Chair in National Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs; former Director of the National Security Agency, 1977-1981; former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, 1981-1982
Robert Gates, President, Texas A&M University; former Director of Central Intelligence, 1991-1993
Charles Robb, Co-Chair of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction; Virginia Senator, 1988-2001
James C. Langdon, Jr., Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP; Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB)
**Event held in Thompson Conference Center, Room 1.110 from 1:30-3:00 pm.**

November 7, 2005
Stephen Walt
Academic Dean and Robert and Renée Belfer Professor in International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
“Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy”

November 9, 2005
Presentation: "The Development and Future of China's Semiconductor Industry"

Speakers:
Yu Zhongyu, President, China Semiconductor Industry Association
Wei Shaojun, Chairman, Datang Telecom

Panel Discussion: "Economic, Political and Technological Implications of Globalization of the Semiconductor Industry"

Discussants:
Kenneth Flamm,  Dean Rusk Chair, LBJ School of Public Affairs (moderator)
Hans Mark, John J. McKetta Centennial Energy Chair in Engineering,
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, UT College of Engineering
Ted Rappaport, William and Bettye Nowlin Chair in Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UT College of Engineering
Bill Spencer, CEO Emeritus, SEMATECH
**This event will take place in the LBJ Library Atrium, 3:30-5 p.m.**

November 21, 2005
Mark Kramer
Director, Harvard Project on Cold War Studies, Harvard University; Editor, Journal of Cold War Studies
“The Cold War Legacy and the Post-Cold War World”

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Last year’s International Security Speakers Series Schedule


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