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Former counterterrorism czar to speak, Nov. 10

Former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke will deliver a lecture titled "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Clarke has served in the White House, the Pentagon, the intelligence community and the State Department for 30 years. A former member of the National Security Council, he was national coordinator for security, infrastructure protection and counterterrorism (1998-2000), chair of the counterterrorism security group (1992-2003) and special adviser (2001-2003).

Clarke was a key participant in the 9/11 Commission hearings. Providing nearly 20 hours of testimony under oath, his highly contentious accounts drew both high praise and harsh criticism. Clarke, who resigned his position in January 2003, went on to write the 2004 book, "Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror -- What Really Happened." The book, which has launched a firestorm of controversy, outlines the flawed handling of the war on terror on the part of past presidential administrations, and delivers a scathing behind the scenes account of the Bush administration's failures, both pre- and post-9/11.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and Policy Research Institute for the Region . It is part of a series leading up to the April 2005 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs, which will focus on the U.S.-led war on terror. Admission to Dodds will be limited to individuals with Princeton University identification. The lecture will be simulcast in 1 and 16 Robertson Hall for non-University attendees.

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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