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"Global Security, the War on Terror and the New American Century"

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October 25, 2005

Source: Dalhousie University:

"Global Security, the War on Terror and the New American Century"

The 2005 Killam Lecture Series will wrap up this week with "Global Security, The War on Terror and the New American Century", led by Paul Rogers of the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. The lecture will take place Thursday, October 27 at 8:00 pm in Ondaatje Hall, Marion McCain Building, Dalhousie University.

Four years after 9/11 and the start of the "global war on terror", the al-Qaida movement remains active across the world, a bitter counter-insurgency campaign continues in Afghanistan, Iraq is mired in a war that has already cost over 30,000 lives and there is a risk of a confrontation with Iran. A conflict has now developed between a vision of a New American Century and a disparate quasi-religious movement that threatens that vision. Moreover, the location of the world's most abundant oil reserves at the heart of this dispute means that a 30-year war could well be in prospect. Paul Rogers considers how this struggle will shape the future of our world.

A professor in the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University, Paul Rogers analyzes the linkages between economic disparity, environmental constraints and international insecurity in fostering conflict. His most recent books are Losing Control: Global Security in the 21st Century and A War on Terror: Afghanistan and After. Rogers gives frequent radio and TV interviews to stations and networks around the world, and writes a weekly column on international security for the Open Democracy web journal.

About Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a comprehensive, research-intensive university with more than 15,500 students. In The Scientist magazine, it was recently named one of the best non-commercial places to work as a scientific researcher outside the United States.

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