FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: April 26, 2001
Contact: Lezli Austen
Former national security adviser to speak at UIS
SPRINGFIELD Ė Former White House national security adviser Dr. Anthony Lake will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Brookens Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Currently a professor of international relations at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Lake served as President Clintonís national security adviser from 1993 to 1996, working on policies for geopolitical hotspots such as Bosnia, North Korea, Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, and China.
Lakeís recent book, Six Nightmares, discusses what he believes to be the six greatest challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. His talk at UIS will detail those challenges as well as reflect on his work with the Clinton administration. He will also discuss the role globalization plays on our national security, particularly regarding cybercrime and terrorism.
Born in 1939 in New York City, Lake received a bachelorís degree from Harvard and studied economics at Cambridge University in England for two years. He also received a doctoral degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.
Lake joined the foreign service in 1962, and was posted to Vietnam, where he became a special assistant to Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. In 1969, he became an aide to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and accompanied him on his first secret meeting with North Vietnamese negotiators in Paris. Lake later served on President Carterís policy planning staff.
Lakeís appearance is sponsored by the World Affairs Council. The council, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization, was chartered in 1988 by a consortium of Springfield community leaders to provide a citizensí forum on foreign relations.
For more information, contact Steve Schwark, associate professor of political studies, at 206-6650.
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