National Security Expert to Lecture March 30

March 24, 1998

An expert in national security issues will discuss "America and The World: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Century" as part of the Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues at Baylor University. Dr. Grant T. Hammond, professor of international relations in the department of strategy, doctrine and airpower at the Air War College, Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, will deliver his lecture at 7 p.m. Monday in the Jesse H. Jones Theatre in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Hammond holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his master's degree and doctorate in international relations from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Air War College faculty in 1989. From 1992-1994, he served as the first civilian chair of the department of national security studies at the Air War College, and from 1994-1996, he was the first holder of a rotating chair of national security strategy.

In addition to teaching, Hammond has worked as a consultant on Capitol Hill and is a frequent participant in joint and service wargames and exercises. He has received numerous awards for teaching, research and writing including the Air University Commander's Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Hammond's lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center Lounge.

The Laura Blanche Jackson Lectureship in World Issues 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, contact the department of political science at 710-3161

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