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Clinton national security adviser Lake to speak, March 14

Anthony Lake, who served as national security adviser to President Clinton, will present "A View of the Middle East" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Lake, who earned his master's in public affairs and Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, is the Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Lake served as Clinton's national security adviser from 1993 to 1997, capping a public service career that began when he joined the Department of State in 1962. He served as director of policy planning for President Carter from 1977 to 1981.

Lake is the author of several books, including "Six Nightmares: The Real Threats to American Security," "Somoza Falling: A Case Study of Washington at Work" and "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unmasking of American Foreign Policy" (with I.M. Destler and Leslie Gelb). He also edited "After the Wars" and was a contributing editor to "Legacy of Vietnam: The War, American Society and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy."

Lake recently served as honorary co-chair -- with former U.S. Secretary of State and Princeton alumnus George Shultz -- of the Princeton Project on National Security, a bipartisan initiative led by the Wilson School to craft a long-term strategy for dealing with critical issues facing the United States.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wilson School and the Office of Graduate Career Services.

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