University of Pittsburgh
December 16, 2007

The University of Pittsburgh to Host Lecture by Major General Paul Selva of the U.S. Air Force

Address examines the question "The Conflict After Iraq-What Will It Look Like? Are We Prepared?"
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies will present an address by Major General Paul J. Selva, director of Air Force Strategic Planning, Jan. 17. Selva's free public lecture, titled "The Conflict After Iraq-What Will it Look Like? Are We Prepared?" will be held at 1 p.m. in Room 125 of the Frick Fine Arts Building, 650 Schenley Dr. Registration is required and can be done online at or through Patricia Hermenault at or 412-624-7396.

Selva's lecture will examine how the United States might meet the security, liberty, and sovereignty challenges that are likely to follow the Iraq War. Selva's remarks will offer insight on how the United States can approach the resolution of these issues while preserving freedoms at home and leadership and credibility abroad.

Selva is responsible for directing the development and implementation of strategic planning and providing policy guidance for the U.S. Air Force. He has held numerous staff positions and has commanded at squadron, wing, and headquarters levels. Prior to his current assignment, the general was director of operations for the U.S. Transportation Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

A question-and-answer session will follow Selva's address.

The Ridgway Center at the University of Pittsburgh, within the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, is dedicated to generating scholarship that educates the next generation of security analysts. Its purpose is to produce original and impartial analysis that informs policymakers.