Renowned Foreign Policy Scholar to Deliver Jackson Lecture March 27

March 22, 2007

Dr. Robert Lieber, who has consulted on foreign policy issues for the U.S. State Department and National Intelligence Estimates, will deliver Baylor University's Laura Blanche Jackson Lecture in World Affairs. "America and Europe: Mars vs. Venus or Perennial Partners?" will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Paul Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Currently serving as professor of government and international affairs at Georgetown University, Lieber is an expert on American foreign policy and U.S. relations with the Middle East and Europe. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he received his doctorate from Harvard and has served on the Georgetown faculty since 1982.

Lieber is the author or editor of 13 books, including No Common Power: Understanding International Relations, The Oil Decade, Eagle Rules? Foreign Policy and American Primacy in the 21st Century and his latest book, The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century. Additionally, he has written editorials for The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, Christian Science Monitor and USA Today.

A foreign policy adviser for the Gore and Clinton presidential campaigns, Lieber has lectured widely in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has made media appearances on PBS's "The NewsHour," "Good Morning America," "Nightline," "Crossfire," "O'Reilly Factor," Voice of America, NBC, CBS, BBC World Service and Al-Jazeera.

The Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship was created in 1994 as a memorial to Laura Blanche Jackson, who graduated from Baylor in 1985 with a degree in political science and became the director of marketing for the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. After Jackson's death from cancer in 1992, her family created the lectureship to examine various world issues as a way to honor her passion for world affairs.

For more information, call the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core at 710-3981.

Looking for more news from Baylor University?