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'Pentagon's New Map' is topic of lecture, Nov. 4

A military analyst and strategy expert will present a lecture on war and peace in the next century at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Thomas Barnett, professor and senior strategic researcher at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies in Newport, R.I., will speak on "The Pentagon's New Map."

Trained as an expert on the Soviet Union, Barnett has shifted his focus to the development of a post-Cold War strategic plan to address military crisis intervention, U.S. foreign aid and expanding globalization. He has served as director of the NewRuleSets.Project, an effort to draw new "maps" of power and influence in the world economy to expand the U.S. military's vision of where and how it can wield maximum influence in today's international security environment.

Barnett is the author of the 2004 book, "The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the 21st Century." He contends that the United States, while entrenched in the throes of unprecedented threats to national security, is at a pivotal point of "incredible promise" to take the lead in altering economic and military strategies to defeat terrorism and live in global harmony.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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