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Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski to Deliver Waldo Family Lecture

Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter, will speak on "Key Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy" Thursday, Oct. 1, for Old Dominion University's Waldo Family Lecture Series on International Relations.

His talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the North Cafeteria of Webb University Center. It is free and open to the public.

Currently a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Brzezinski is also the Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy in the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

He served as national security adviser from 1977-81 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1981 "for his role in the normalization of U.S.-Chinese relations and for his contributions to the human rights and national security policies of the United States."

Brzezinski is an international adviser to major U.S. and global corporations and a frequent participant in annual business and trade conventions, as well as a frequent public speaker, commentator on major domestic and foreign television programs, and contributor to domestic and foreign newspapers and journals.

The Waldo Family Lecture Series on International Relations, ODU's first endowed lecture series, was established in 1985 to honor the memory of Loren Pierce Waldo Jr., William Joseph Waldo, Robert Hendren Waldo, Susan Waldo O'Hara, Julia Ann Waldo Campbell, and Harry Creekmur Waldo. Over the years, renowned speakers in the fields of government, foreign affairs, journalism, education and public service have visited the campus.

For more information call 757-683-5759.

This article was posted on: September 28, 2009

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