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Andrew Bacevich to speak at UNI

February 13, 2012
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Philip Mauceri, dean and professor, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 319-273-2221, philip.mauceri@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host Andrew Bacevich, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and military affairs, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 002 Sabin Hall, on the UNI campus.

Bacevich will present "The U.S. Military in the Post-9/11 World," which focuses on the forces that have shaped U.S. national security. He will look at the proper role of the military in the world, how to defeat terrorism and the sustainability of the country's aspiration for unchallenged global dominance.

Bacevich graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1969 and served in the army during the Vietnam War. He has a Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University, and is currently a professor of International Relations at Boston University.

The event is in conjunction with the "Reaching for Higher Ground" series. Last fall, the series explored the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and the impact they had on our global and local communities. This spring, speakers and films will help examine the continuing effects of these events on our cultural, political and humanitarian views.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, visit www.uni.edu/higherground or contact Philip Mauceri, dean and professor in UNI's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at 319-273-2221 or philip.mauceri@uni.edu.