Wilson to speak on foreign policy challenges, April 20
Posted April 15, 2005; 03:02 p.m.
A lecture on "New Foreign Policy Challenges in the Post-9/11 World: The Imperatives of Cultural Competence" is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in 16 Robertson Hall.
Ernest Wilson, a faculty member at the University of Maryland, will discuss the increasing importance of having a service of professionals with multiple language skills, different perspectives and experiences living among other cultures.
Wilson is a professor of government and politics and of African-American studies as well as a senior research scholar at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at Maryland. He has wide experience in both international affairs and information/communications issues and has served in senior positions in the White House, the U.S. Information Agency, the private sector and the academy.
The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding.