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Talk focuses on role of military contractors

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, 4:30 p.m. • 16 Robertson Hall

Doug Brooks, president of the International Peace Operations Association, a nongovernmental trade and lobbying organization representing private military companies, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in 16 Robertson Hall. His talk is titled "Stability Operations for Dummies: The Role of the Private Sector in Iraq."

Brooks founded the association, which represents 42 companies and publishes The Journal of International Peace Operations. He is a specialist in African security issues and has written extensively on the regulation and constructive utilization of the private sector for international stabilization, peacekeeping and humanitarian missions.

This lecture is part of the "Privatizing National Security" series sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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