Mearsheimer to speak on NATO future
The future of ongoing U.S. military involvement with our NATO allies will be the subject of a Cityfront Forum lecture by John Mearsheimer, the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor in Political Science, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29. "Should America Remain in Europe?" is the second in a series of free, quarterly lectures at the University's Downtown Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr. It will be held on the sixth floor of the center.
Mearsheimer, a scholar of international politics who has studied the implications of the end of the Cold War, predicted in 1990 that the collapse of the Soviet threat would lead to the political instability now found in Europe. He has written extensively on military strategy, deterrence theory and relations among great powers and is the author of two books, Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (1988) and Conventional Deterrence (1993).
Cityfront Forum lectures take place once every academic quarter and are open to the public. No reservations are required. Parking is available at 200 and 201 E. Illinois St. for $5 with a validated ticket. The series is sponsored by the Alumni Association, the Center for Continuing Studies and UC2MC (the University of Chicago Club of Metropolitan Chicago).
The next Cityfront Forum lecture, titled "The Bed Trick: Sex, Myth and Masquerade," will be presented Thursday, May 9, by Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Professor in the Divinity School.
For more information on the Cityfront Forum series, call 702-2160.