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Global Security Expert to Discuss Middle East Strategies


October 13, 2005

DELAWARE, OHIO - Dr. Michael Kraig, program officer for the Stanley Foundation in Muscatine, Iowa, will speak on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center's Benes Room (40 Rowland Avenue) for Ohio Wesleyan's Sagan National Colloquium, co-sponsored by the International Studies Program. His lecture, entitled "Forging a New Security Reality for the Persian Gulf and Greater Middle East," will focus on the U.S. and global security issues in the Middle East.

Dr. Kraig is a program officer in Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation. He has presented talks on U.S. national security strategies, WMD proliferation and U.S. nuclear policies in Germany, Italy and the United Nations. Kraig will tackle the question, "What is the best strategy for building a more secure, prosperous, and cooperative Gulf security environment?" in his discussion. Kraig earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Buffalo, with a concentration on international relations and U.S. foreign policy. He's currently working in the Middle East on Gulf security strategies.

Kraig has also published numerous articles and reports in Security Studies, Middle East Policy, YaleGlobal Online, Journal of Peace Research, and India Review. He is also the author of numerous policy briefs and reports for Stanley Foundation.

2005 marks the 20th anniversary of the Sagan National Colloquium at Ohio Wesleyan. This year's theme is "The United States and the Islamic World: Challenges and Prospects." All lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For more information visit http://snc.owu.edu or call 740-803-3995.