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April 5, 2007 Volume 37 / Number 6


Up Front

Dartmouth and Stanford Professors Speak Tonight on War on Terror

Professors Allan Stam of Dartmouth College and Allen Weiner of Stanford Law School will speak on “The War on Terror: Normative and Legal Implications” tonight, April 5, at 8 pm in Ayres 106. A reception in Selvester’s Café will follow.

Stam is the Daniel Webster Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and the author of Win, Lose, or Draw: Domestic Politics and the Crucible of War (University of Michigan Press, 1996), Democracies at War (Princeton University Press, 2002), and The Behavioral Origins of War (University of Michigan Press, 2003).

Weiner is the inaugural Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy and an associate professor of law at Stanford Law School. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, Weiner served as a legal counselor in the State Department for 12 years, including service from 1996 to 2001 as the U.S. government’s principal counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague. Weiner has published extensively in law journals including the Stanford Law Review.

On Friday, April 6, at noon, Stam and Weiner will be joined by Andrew Flescher, Religious Studies, for a brown bag presentation on “Iraq, Iran, and Security Challenges of the Middle East” in Selvester’s Café.

Pi Sigma Alpha, the A.S., Political Science, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies are sponsoring Stam and Weiner.

Economist Paul Altesman To Speak on Economic Underdevelopment

Paul Altesman, former director of the United Nations’ Children’s Fund and organizer of various international humanitarian assistance projects on behalf of the UN secretary general, will visit Chico on April 17 and 18. On Tuesday, April 17, Altesman will speak on “The Political Economy of International Relations” at 7 pm in Tehama 106. On Wednesday, April 18, he will speak on “The Development of Economic Underdevelopment” at 7 pm in Holt 170.

As director of the Children’s Fund, Alteman’s responsibilities included participation in the coordination of all the United Nations’ economic, social, and emergency policies and programs. Specifically, he helped organize humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people after the first Gulf War and negotiations for the Paris Peace Accords for Cambodia.

Altesman received his PhD in economics from the Universite de Paris at the Sorbonne. Altesman is the author of more than 75 UN official publications about economic and social development, humanitarian relief, and peace building.

Altesman’s visit is sponsored by the Associated Students, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences,the Department of Economics, and the Office of the Provost.