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Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Speak on Campus
 MAILED:  March 29, 2004

Ronald Asmus, former deputy assistant secretary of state in the Clinton Administration and senior transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund, will speak at 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Room 100 of Schneider Hall at UW-Eau Claire.

A top aide to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and early advocate of the NATO expansion to Central and Eastern Europe, Asmus will be the keynote speaker during UW-Eau Claire’s ninth annual symposium on Eastern Europe.

The symposium, titled “East Europe in the Age of Uncertainty,” will be held April 2 and 3 on campus. It will feature eight experts on East European politics who will discuss the ongoing debate over the identity of the East European states. Among the questions discussed will be whether or not the countries of East Europe are considered East or Central or even the “New” Europe, and how these countries are rejoining western civilization after years of occupation or domination by the Soviet Union.

For details about the keynote speaker or the symposium, contact Dr. Paulis Lazda, professor of history, at (715) 836-4735 or lazdapi@uwec.edu.


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Updated: December 28, 2004