Global Peace Lecture Series


CONTACT: Margie Yu,

Public Affairs Assistant

(323) 343-3047

"Peace in the Middle East" Topic of Talk by
Political Scientist at Cal State L.A.

Los Angeles, CA -- April 18, 1996 -- Political scientist
Joseph A. Kechichian will speak on "Peace in the Middle
East and the Impact of U.S. Foreign Policy" at California
State University, Los Angeles' Global Peace Lecture Series.
The presentation, sponsored by CSLA Center for Student Life,
will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 1996, beginning at 4
in the University-Student Union, Glendale Room. A reception
will follow the program.

Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian is an Associate Political Scientist at
the Santa Monica-based RAND Corporation, a lecturer at UCLA, as
well as a writer on foreign policy issues. He received a doctorate
in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1985, where
he also taught and assumed the assistant deanship in International
Studies. In the summer of 1989, Kechichian was a Hoover Fellow
at Stanford University under the U.S. State Department Title VIII
Program. He has just completed two book-length studies on the
Foreign Policy of Oman and The National Security of
Saudi Arabia
that are scheduled for publication this year.

Kechichian is a frequent guest on radio and television programs.
He appeared on The Macneil/ Lehrer News Hour during and
since the Kuwait War to comment on developments in the Gulf crises.
A frequent traveler to the Gulf region, Kechichian is fluent
in Arabic, Armenian, English, French, Italian, Turkish, and is
currently learning Persian. In January 1995, he received a RAND
President's Award for Research Excellence.

The lecture will explore some of the salient issues facing Middle
Eastern countries and assess the implications of the United States
foreign policy. The anticipation of leadership changes in Middle
Eastern countries will also be addressed.

The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit of the San
Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, near the interchange of the I-10 and
I-710 Freeways. For more information, please contact Emilia Lomeli,
University Programming Coordinator, Cal State L.A. Center for
Student Life, at (323) 343- 3390.

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