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Jan. 19, 2005

MEDIA CONTACT:
Eric Solomon: (202) 994-3087; solomone@gwu.edu
CONTACT:
Paul Fucito: (202) 994-4750; pfucito@gwu.edu 

FORMER CIA DIRECTOR R. JAMES WOOLSEY TO DISCUSS THE WAR ON TERRORISM AT GW'S SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
FEB. 8

EVENT:  

"The Long War of the 21st Century: How We Must Fight It." Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey will discuss the war on terrorism followed by Q&A on its media coverage.

WHEN:  

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines

COST:  

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Paul Fucito at (202) 994-4750.

BACKGROUND:

R. James Woolsey has been a distinguished advisor to The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies since 2002. During the time he served in the U.S. government, Woolsey held presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations. He was director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1993 to 1995. He also served as ambassador to the Negotiation on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Vienna, 1989-1991; as under secretary of the Navy, 1977-1979; and as general counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1970-73. Woolsey was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as delegate at large to the U.S.-Soviet Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) and Nuclear and Space Arms Talks (NST). He served in that capacity on a part-time basis in Geneva from 1983 to 1986.  As an officer in the U.S. Army, he was an adviser on the U.S. Delegation to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT I), Helsinki and Vienna, 1969-1970. Woolsey earned a B.A. degree in 1963 from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.A. degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar from 1963 to 1965, and an LL.B. degree from Yale Law School in 1968, where he was managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is a frequent contributor to major publications and gives public speeches on the subjects of foreign affairs, defense, energy, and intelligence.

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