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Power and conflict in the 20th century is topic of talk

Sept. 29, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Peace, power and conflict in recent world history is the topic of a lecture Thursday, Oct. 1, on the campus of Western Michigan University.

"The Agony of Intervention: Power and Conflict in the 20th Century" will be addressed by Dr. Jeremi Suri of the University of Wisconsin during the talk at 4 p.m. in the Meader Rare Book Room on the third floor of WMU's Waldo Library.

Suri is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of history, the director of the European Union Center of Excellence, and the director of the Grand Strategy Program at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author of three books on contemporary politics and foreign policy, including "Power and Protest: Global Revolution and the Rise of Détente" and "Henry Kissinger and the American Century," both published by Harvard University Press.

His research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named Suri one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. He also is a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.

The event is free and open to the public. Funding is provided by the Burham-Macmillan Endowment in WMU's Department of History. For more information, contact Dr. Edwin Martini, Department of History, at edwin.martini@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4652.

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