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Hull to assess war on terror, Oct. 19

"The War on Terror: Who's Winning?" is the topic of a lecture by former U.S. ambassador and counterterrorism expert Edmund Hull scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Hull is the first ambassador-in-residence at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he also is a lecturer. He served as U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 2001 to 2004, focusing on neutralizing al Qaeda's presence in that country.

Hull has more than 30 years of experience in the Middle East and worked in the White House during the administrations of the first President Bush and President Clinton. Hull served on the National Security Council staff as director for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs from 1991 to 1993. He also was a member of Secretary of State James Baker's team that launched the 1991 Middle East Peace Conference in Madrid.

Hull's U.S. foreign service tenure included assignments in Israel, Egypt, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as well as with the United Nations.

Hull graduated from Princeton in 1971 with a bachelor's degree from the Wilson School, which is sponsoring the lecture.

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