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Defense Expert Charles Barry Visits, Lectures as Woodrow Wilson Scholar

February 6, 2004

[ Charles Barry Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Charles Barry, a political military strategist a consultant on defense policy and management information systems in Washington, D.C., will visit Ohio Wesleyan's campus on Feb. 11-13 as the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Scholar. In addition to speaking with students in an array of classes, Barry will present a lecture on "Rebuilding U.S.-Europe Relations After the Iraq War" on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the R.W. Corns Building, room 312.

Barry heads his own consulting firm and also is affiliated with the Center for Technology and National Security Policy and the National Defense University (NDU). He has been associated with NDU since 1993 as a military analyst specializing in transatlantic relations, defense technologies, military strategy and force structure. His areas of concentration include transatlantic defense industrial cooperation/consolidation, NATO transformation, NATO's Command and Control architecture, and the EU and other European international organization's policies on security and defense.

Completing a career in the United States Army, including operational leadership positions and nine years as a high level strategic planner in Europe and Washington, Barry's military service spanned assignments in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has 20 years of experience as an author, editor and lecturer on transatlantic affairs, national security policy and military concepts and strategy. His books include The Search for Peace in Europe (1993), Security Architecture for Europe (1995) and, most recently, Accelerating on the Run - Business Improvement from the War Room to the Boardroom (1998).