Thursday, September 8, 2005

Expert on International Law and Strategic Planning to Speak on September 13

Chestertown, MD, September 8, 2005 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents "Anticipation, Pre-Emption and Prevention: Self-Defense, International Law and Strategic Common Sense," a lecture by Dr. Steven Haines, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Tuesday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Hynson Lounge. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

A Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, Haines' career with the Royal Navy spans more than 30 years. Serving time on both the Naval and Central Staffs with the Ministry of Defence (MoD), he played a primary role in strategic planning for the Royal Navy. Closely linked to his former service career, his academic interests focus on strategic analysis as well as the influence of law on strategy and the conduct of military operations. In December 2001, his report Responsibility to Protect,prepared for the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, was presented to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

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.

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