University of Pittsburgh
September 11, 2008

Pitt's Matthew B. Ridgway Speaker Series to Present A Lecture by Richard A. Clarke: "Which Candidate Is Better for National Security?" Oct. 9

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies will present a lecture by internationally renowned security expert Richard A. Clarke as part of its speaker series. An expert on counterterrorism and homeland, national, and cyber security, Clarke will present a free public lecture titled "Which Candidate Is Better for National Security?" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Teplitz Moot Courtroom, on the ground floor of the Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Clarke served the last three Presidents as a senior White House advisor. Throughout his 11 consecutive years of White House service, he has been special assistant to the president for global affairs, national coordinator for security and counterterrorism, and special advisor to the president for cyber security.

Clarke is an on-air consultant for "ABC News" and teaches at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is also the author of the bestselling book "Against All Enemies" (Free Press, 2004) and its 2008 sequel, "Your Government Failed You."

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.