University of Pittsburgh
February 12, 2008

University of Pittsburgh's Matthew B. Ridgway Center Speaker Series to Present "National Security for a New Era," Feb. 26

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-With the continuing debate regarding the war in Iraq, the next president of the United States will face major challenges in redefining the military's missions, force structure, and deployment issues. The University of Pittsburgh's Matthew B. Ridgway Center and the World Affairs Council will host a panel discussion examining the state of our military titled "National Security for a New Era," 4 p.m., Feb. 26, Room 630, William Pitt Union, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland.

The participants are members of the Current Affairs Panel of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, and affiliated with the Eisenhower Series College Program. The Eisenhower Series College Program is an academic outreach program established by the Department of the Army to encourage dialogue on national security and other public policy issues between students of the U.S. Army War College and the civilian public.

The U.S. Army War College panelists for the event include Col. Mike Hoadley, Col. John Cho, Col. Thomas Evans, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kelly, Lt. Col. Mike Sweeney, and Col. Lora Tucker.

Panelists' biographic information is available on the Matthew B. Ridgway Center Web site at

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

For more information, contact Beverly Brizzi at 412-624-7884.