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Sept. 17, 2004

Naval War College Professor To Speak On Preventative War Sept. 23

Peter J. Dombrowski, an associate professor in the Strategic Research Department of the Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies, will speak to the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) Thursday, Sept. 23. The speech,  "The Bush Doctrine is Dead, Long Live the Bush Doctrine," will explore the basic decisions the next president will have to make regarding the use and misuse of ideas about preemption and preventative war. The program will take place at noon at the Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 North Clinton St.

Dombrowski is the author of more than 25 referred journal articles and book chapters on international relations, national security and foreign economic policy. He serves as coeditor of International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association (ISA), and recently completed a term as chair of the 700-member ISA international political economy section. Dombrowski is currently completing two books, "The Political Economy of the New International Security Environment" and "Buying Naval Transformation: Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry."

This program will be catered by Taste of China. This luncheon is made possible with the support of Iowa Book, LLP and Iowa State Bank and Trust Co. and sponsored by the Iowa Division of the United Nations Association and International Programs.

For those unable to attend the program, WSUI-AM will broadcast it on Friday, Sept. 24 following the noon news.

Please send reservation forms with a check to: ICFRC, 140 International Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1802. Reservations for the Dombrowski Lunch should be received in the office by noon, Tuesday, Sept. 21. Reservations are $7.00 for members and $8.50 for non-members.

For more information on this program or the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council, please contact Tom Baldridge at 319-335-0351.

ICFRC is a non-profit association of community and university people interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy, world affairs and current global issues impacting world societies. The group provides members with the opportunity to hear more than 35 experts per year who visit the UI campus and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area.

ICFRC is part of International Programs, which consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of International Programs (IP), these units serve to further internationalize the campus and community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

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