Keck Center Events
Fall 2008


Victor Cha
D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Chair and Director of Asian Studies
Georgetown University

Monday, September 29
Athenaeum Dinner Lecture

"The Future of America's Preeminence in Asia"

Athenaeum Speaker Series: A New Security

(co-sponsored with Professor Jennifer Taw, Government and Military Science Department

Heather Coyne
Senior Program Officer, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution
United States Institute for Peace,
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, October 22

"Amateur Hour in Iraq: A Worm's Eye View on the Failure of Nation Building"


Andrew Bacevich
Professor of International Relations and U.S. History
Boston University

Tuesday, November 11
Athenaeum Dinner Lecture

Author of Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam
and co-author of the U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual

"Global War on Terror: A New American Security"

Special Luncheon Speakers

Minxin Pei
Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Former Asst. Professor, Dept. of Politics, Princeton University

Tuesday, December 9
(Ath Lunch 11:30 a.m.)

Lecture 12 noon

Topic: Political Change in China


Quansheng Zhao
Professor and Division Director, School of International Service
American University

Wednesday, December 10
(Ath Lunch 11:30 a.m.)

Lecture 12 noon

Topic: East Asian Security in the 21st Century