Elder statesman, foreign policy expert Lee Hamilton speaks at Denison
Date of Event: October 14, 2008
Posted: October 8, 2008 / Last Updated: October 10, 2008
Lee Hamilton, former Indiana representative and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, will present a lecture titled “Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next President” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Road). The event is free and open to the public.
Hamilton is probably best known for his role on the panel that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He was co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan commission that assessed U.S. policy in Iraq. In February of 2007, he also was appointed to the National War Powers Commission, a private, bipartisan panel established to examine how the Constitution allocates the powers of beginning, conducting and ending war.
Hamilton is president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. During his 34 years in Congress representing Indiana’s ninth district, Hamilton served as chairman on many prominent House committees, including the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran. He was chairman and ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Currently, Hamilton is a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Advisory Board, the Secretary of Defense’s National Security Study Group, the United States Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Preventing the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil and the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. He is co-chair of the Aspen Institute Strategy Group and co-chair of the National Advisory Committee to the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
Hamilton’s appearance at Denison University is sponsored by the Denison Lecture Series.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Lee Hamilton, former Indiana representative and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission, presents “Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next President” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Road). The event is free and open to the public. For further information, e-mail email@example.com or call 330-606-5843.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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