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Jan. 24, 2007

National Security Conversation Kicks Off International Mondays Series Jan. 29

A renowned legal scholar and authority on international affairs, Anne-Marie Slaughter, will present "A Conversation on U.S. National Security in the 21st Century: A Grand Strategy from the Princeton Project."

Slaughter will speak at the first International Mondays of the spring semester from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 29 in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. She will be joined by presider and former U.S. Rep. James A. Leach (R-Iowa) and discussant David Shorr, program officer for the Stanley Foundation. Light refreshments will be served, and the lecture is free and open to the public.

Slaughter is dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Princeton Project on National Security, a three-year, bipartisan initiative to develop a sustainable and effective national security strategy for the United States. The project's final report describes the complex global realities that any security strategy must confront. The recently released report, "Forging A World Of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security in the 21st Century," offers a set of principles to serve as guideposts for U.S. policy for the coming decades. The final report is available at Slaughter's visit to Iowa is part of an effort to discuss these ideas with citizens around the country.

Prior to becoming dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law and the director of graduate and international legal studies at Harvard Law School. She is also the former president of the American Society of International Law. Slaughter is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her book, "A New World Order," was recently published by Princeton University Press. Slaughter is a frequent commentator on foreign affairs in newspapers, radio and television and was a recent contributor to the "America Abroad" blog on She is currently writing a book on America's founding principles for Basic Books.

UI International Programs, the Stanley Foundation and the Iowa City Public Library are sponsoring this International Mondays lecture.

For more information on this lecture, the International Mondays lecture series or special accommodations to attend this lecture, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345 or

International Programs enables UI students, faculty, staff and the public to learn from and about the world. Its offices, degree programs and events provide life-changing opportunities on campus and abroad, heighten intellectual and cultural diversity, and give all university Constituents access to vital international knowledge. For more information, visit or call 319-353-2700. International Programs is part of the Office of the Provost.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

CONTACTS: Media: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345,; Writer: Kelli Andresen