|Former defense chief, experts, to discuss world security|
|Tuesday, October 09, 2007|
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry will give a free public talk about security challenges facing the United States and the world at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 19 in UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center, located at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets.
Perry, who was defense secretary from 1994-1997 in the Clinton administration, also will discuss the subject with a panel of experts from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 in Room 1005 of the center. Admission is free but seating is limited; those planning to attend are asked to register in advance at www.tiss-nc.org; directions and details also are posted.
The events are sponsored by the Triangle Institute of Security Studies, an interdisciplinary consortium of faculty members from, Duke and N.C. State universities and UNC who specialize in national and international security.
Institute director Peter Feaver, Ph.D., a Duke professor of political science and public policy studies, also will be on the panel. Feaver worked as an adviser with the National Security Council Staff at the White House for the past two years.
The panel will be moderated by Richard H. Kohn, Ph.D., professor of history and of peace, war and defense in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, who specializes in American military history, emphasizing national security and military policy and strategy. The following UNC faculty members also will speak:
Parking will be available in a deck under the FedEx Global Education Center and a small lot behind it. Both are accessed from the south side of McCauley Street between South Columbia and Pittsboro streets.