University of Pittsburgh
October 6, 2008

Pitt's Matthew B. Ridgway Speaker Series to Present a Lecture by Brian Katulis: "Transnational Changes to Security," Oct. 23

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies will present a lecture by Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, as part of its speaker series. Katulis' work focuses on U.S. national security policy with an emphasis on the Middle East, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Pakistan. Katulis will present a free public lecture titled "Transnational Changes to Security" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room 1500, Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland.

Katulis is coauthor with Nancy Soderberg of "The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants From America-and What We Need in Return" (Wiley, 2008), a book about U.S. national security. At the Center for American Progress, he serves as an advisor to the Middle East Progress project. Katulis also has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and nongovernmental organizations on projects in many countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Colombia, Morocco, and Bangladesh.

This event is cosponsored by Pitt's Global Studies Program in the University Center for International Studies, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies, National Security Network, and the Pittsburgh Middle East Institute.

Visit the Ridgway Center's Web site for additional information (, or contact Beverly Brizzi at 412-624-7884 or

The Ridgway Center is part of Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.