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German Marshall Fund's Asmus Assesses NATO Survivability in Talk

February 28, 2003

[ Ronald Asmus Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ronald D. Asmus, Senior Transatlantic Fellow with the German Marshall Fund in Washington, will speak on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benes Room of Ohio Wesleyan's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and NATO to President Clinton will be presenting a talk entitled, "Can NATO Survive the 21st Century?"

Dr. Asmus is coming to Ohio Wesleyan as part of the Woodrow Wilson German Marshall Visitor Fund and was the "intellectual godfather of the policy of NATO enlargement back in 1991-1992," says Dr. Sean Kay of the OWU Politics and Government department. Dr. Asmus has recently published a book, Opening NATO's Door, with the Council on Foreign Relations and Columbia University Press. He has written for major journals like Foreign Affairs and in major newspapers like the New York Times.

During his two-day visit to Ohio Wesleyan, Dr. Asmus will be visiting and speaking to various classes, including a Politics and Government senior seminar class, European History classes and International Politics classes. The talk is free and open to the public.