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|RETIRED GENERAL MONTGOMERY C. MEIGS TO SPEAK AT SLU APRIL
HAMMOND -- Retired four-star
General Montgomery C. Meigs will speak on “The Challenges of Peace Over
the Middle East” on Wednesday, April 30 at Southeastern Louisiana University.
The free lecture, sponsored by
the offices of the President and Provost, the Honors Program, and the Department
of History and Political Science, is scheduled for noon in the War Memorial
Student Union ballroom.
Meigs, scholar as well as general,
is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and has taught at some of
the most prestigious universities in the United States. He has led at every
level of command in the United State’s recent wars, including Vietnam and
Currently, in addition to providing
commentary on the Iraqi war almost daily on CNBC-MS, he holds the academic
chairs of Distinguished Visiting Professor of World Peace at the LBJ School
of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and the Younger-Carter Fellowship
for Distinguished Policy-Maker in Residence at Texas A&M University.
Meigs’ lecture will include discussion
of the dangers and obstacles remaining in Iraq, the opportunities
that will emerge during political reconfiguration, and issues to be worked
out with other world powers.
Meigs became commander of the
Stabilisation Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina on October 23, 1998. He came
to this assignment after commanding the United States Army Combined Arms
Center and serving as commandant of the Army's Command and General Staff
College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
A native of Annapolis, Md., Meigs
graduated from the United States Military Academy
in 1967. He has a doctoral degree in history from the University of
Wisconsin. His military education includes tours at the United States Army
Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.
His awards include the Distinguished
Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with V device, and the Purple Heart.
For additional information about
the lecture, contact James Walter, director of Southeastern’s Honors Program,
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