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A symposium on modern warfare will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 12, in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center at Old Dominion University.

The seminar, titled "A Symposium on Military Transformation and Asymmetric Warfare: Challenges and Prospects," will examine new tasks the American military has been asked to respond to, including terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Further, panels of military and civilian experts will discuss whether the U.S. should unilaterally engage in fighting these threats or look for allied support.

The keynote address will be given at 8:30 a.m. May 12 by Adm. E. P. Giambastiani Jr., commander of the U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Panelists include: Ehsan Ahrari, professor of National Security and Strategy, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College; John Caldwell, research fellow, Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities; Carl Conetta, co-director, Project on Defense Alternatives, Commonwealth Institute; John J. Garstka, assistant director, Concepts and Operations, Office of Force Transformation, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Lt. Col. Scott W. Moore, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism; and Vice Adm. Paul G. Gaffney II, president, National Defense University.

The event is sponsored by the National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College; Old Dominion's Center for Regional and Global Study; and the Norfolk-based Allied Command Atlantic.

This symposium is free and open to the public and seating is limited.

More information is available from Regina Karp, director of the Center for Regional and Global Study, at (757) 683-5702, or rkarp@odu.edu. To register for this event, contact Tanya Banerji at (757) 683-4669 or tbanerji@odu.edu. Registration deadline is May 7.

This article was posted on: April 30, 2003

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