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2/9/2004 Lecture to focus on war in Iraq

McMINNVILLE ? Peter Schweizer, best-selling author and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will speak on "Why the Attack on Iraq was Justified" Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium.

Schweizer is a former consultant to NBC News and served from 1999 to 2001 as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the U.S. government?s Sandia National Laboratory. He has written a number of books including "Reagan?s War: The Epic Story of his Forty-Year Battle and Final Triumph over Communism," "The Fall of the Wall: Reassessing the Cause and Consequences of the End of the Cold War," and co-authored "The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty" with Rochelle Schweizer, and "The Next War" with Caspar Weinberger.

His other work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Defense Nationale in France, National Review, International Herald-Tribune and ORBIS: A Journal of World Affairs. In addition to NBC, he has also appeared on CBS, ABC, the BBC, CNBC, CNN, CBN and has been a guest on over 150 radio programs including numerous nationally syndicated shows.

Schweizer has spoken before dozens of companies and universities including Amoco, ANR Pipeline, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Fischer International Data Systems and MANTECH.

He received his master?s in international relations from Oxford University and his bachelor?s from George Washington University.

The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace within Stanford University is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics and political economy ? both domestic and foreign ? as well as international affairs.

The lecture is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield Departments of Economics and Political Science and the International Programs Office.

For more information, call 503-883-2402.