University of Pittsburgh
November 2, 2008

Pitt Honors College to Host Lecture by International Security Expert

Robert Pape, Pitt alumnus and professor at University of Chicago, will present a talk titled "How the Next President Can Win the War on Terror"
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh Honors College will present a lecture titled "How the Next President Can Win the War on Terror," featuring Robert Pape, professor of political science at the University of Chicago, at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Honors College, 3500 Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. A Harry S. Truman Scholar, Pape graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, receiving the Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Pitt's School of Arts and Sciences in 1982.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

A specialist in international security affairs, Pape has numerous publications, including "Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism" (Random House, 2005); "Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War" (Cornell University Press, 1996); "'Why Economic Sanctions Do Not Work,' International Security" (1997); "'The Determinants of International Moral Action,' International Organization" (1999); "'The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,' American Political Science Review" (2003); and "'Soft Balancing Against the United States,' International Security" (2005).

Pape's commentary on international security policy has appeared in "The New York Times," "Washington Post," "New Republic," "Boston Globe," "Los Angeles Times," and "Bulletin of Atomic Scientists," as well as on "Nightline," "ABC News," "CBS News," "CNN," "Fox News," and "National Public Radio". His current work focuses on the causes of suicide terrorism and the politics of unipolarity.

For more information, call Edward McCord at 412-624-6886.