Chestertown, MD, March 28, 2005 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents “European Perspectives on the War on Terror,” a lecture by Eric Grove, Professor of Politics and International Studies and Director of the Centre for Security Studies at the University of Hull, England. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Grove writes prolifically on the history of and issues relating to military, defense and security policy. He became a civilian lecturer at the Royal Naval College-Dartmouth, in 1971 and left at the end of 1984 as Deputy Head of Strategic Studies. After a short period with the Council for Arms Control, he became a self-employed strategic analyst and defense consultant, teaching at the Royal Naval College-Greenwich and the University of Cambridge, and working with the Foundation for International Security. In 1988 he founded the Russia-UK-US naval discussion and confidence building talks that, with the recent addition of France, still continue. Since 1993 he has been at the University of Hull where he is now Professor of Politics and International Studies and Director of the Centre for Security Studies. His books includeVanguard to Trident—the standard work on post-1945 British Naval policy—and The Future of Sea Power. He was a co-author of the original edition of the official publication BR1806, The Fundamentals of British Maritime Doctrine. He has just completed a new history of the Royal Navy since 1815. Grove is Vice President of the Society for Nautical Research and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He frequently appears on radio and television in the United Kingdom as a commentator on naval, defense and security issues.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders in public policy and the media.