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The Dean's Office Presents Michael O'Hanlon, a senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution to discuss his newest book, coauthored with Kurt Campbell, Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security, which explains why Democrats lost credibility on security and foreign policy issues, how they can get it back.
Dr. O'Hanlon is an expert in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy at the Brookings Institution. He is the author and coauthor of numerous books including Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007, with LBJ School Dean James B. Steinberg, Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era, The Future of Arms Control, and Technological Change and the Future of Warfare. Dr. O'Hanlon received his bachelors, masters and doctorate all from Princeton.
O'Hanlon's lecture will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the LBJ School Student Lounge. The event is at no cost and is open to the public. A live webcast will be available at http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/webcasts/ . For more information, contact Brendan Lavy at 232-4004.
Students, staff, alumni, and faculty are invited to meet Megan Murphy, the new manager of the Office for Student Affairs and Programs, at a coffee from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11 in the Student Lounge. Megan comes to the LBJ School from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, where she worked with LBJ School alum and Wildflower Center Executive Director Susan Rieff, and has 14 years experience as the Director of Admissions at St. Edward's University.
Professor Alan Kuperman's Strategic Studies Film Series will feature Stanley Kubrick's 1957 work, Paths of Glory, starring Kirk Douglas and Adolph Menjou. Set among the trench warfare of World War I Europe, the film tells the story of a French army unit that refuses to continue an impossible attack ordered by a glory-seeking general and the consequences that result. The film will be screened on Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall.
A presentation by Stephen Littrell, head of the Public Affairs Library for the UT Libraries, entitled, "Beyond Google: Academic Research Using General Libraries On-line Databases," is set for Friday, October 6 at 1 p.m. in room 3.330A. The presentation will be valuable to all students, but particularly to those students starting their PRs this year. For more information, contact Stephen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Wednesday, October 11, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law's International Security Speaker Series will present Brady Kiesling on "U.S. Diplomacy for a Crowded Planet." Kiesling, a 20-year veteran of the U.S. foreign service, resigned from his post at the U.S. Embassy in Athens in February, 2003 in protest of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He has just published a book on American diplomacy, which he will discuss in this session. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Brown Room on the tenth floor of the LBJ Library. For more information, contact Eugene Gholz at 1-5882.
Austin Mayor Will Wynn will be the featured presenter at the next Student Brown Bag Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 11 at 12:15 in the student lounge. Wynn will discuss issues surrounding the $567.4 million bond proposal on the November 7 ballot. The proposal has seven propositions, including money for affordable housing, open space, a new downtown library and roads. The proposal is anticipated to increase property taxes by about $4 a month for a typical Austin homeowner. For more information about the brown bag, contact Leah Nedderman at 484-7631.
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