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Binnendijk Addresses Defense Technology, Politics for SNC

October 25, 2001

[ Hans Binnendijk Photo ]DELAWARE, OHIO -- On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Hans Binnendijk, former Special Assistant for Defense Policy and Arms Control to President Bill Clinton and current Roosevelt Chair in National Security and Technology at the National Defense University, discusses missile defense and military technology which have received increased attention given recent events in this country and abroad. In his lecture, titled "Missile Defense and Military Technology After Sept. 11: Intersection of Science, Politics, and International Security," Dr. Binnendijk addresses the relationship between technology, strategy, and politics surrounding these tools of defense.The event, part of the annual Sagan National Colloquium lecture series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room.

Hans Binnendijk obtained his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and his Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in June 1972. While at Fletcher School, he was a member of the Board of Overseers. He has also worked as a Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University (1994-1999) and as Principal Deputy Director of the State Depertment's Policy Planning Staff (1993-1994). He also served as Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1980-1985). In academia, he was Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University and Director of Studies at London's International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Binnendijk is the author and editor of numerous publications on national security issues. Some of his most recent books and reports are "Strategic Trends in China," "Transforming Nuclear Deterrence," and "The Foreign Service in 2001." His work has also appeared in many journals and newspapers, including Strategic Form, The Washington Quarterly, The Washington Times, and Joint Force Quarterly.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 16th year at OWU. Lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Office of University Communications at 740-368-3335 or visit snc.owu.edu.