GREENSBURG, PA— The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, in cooperation with Seton Hill College and the Current Affairs Panel of the United States Army War College in Carlisle, will host a regional seminar for students in Westmoreland County titled: “The United States in a New Century: Shaping Peace in an Unstable World.” The seminar, which is part of a week-long series of programs of the Current Affairs Panel in Western Pennsylvania, will be held on Friday, February 8, 2002 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in Lynch Auditorium on the Seton Hill College campus.

Officers of the United States Military and State Department who have first-hand experience of military operations and strategy in the United States and abroad will lead the seminar. The officers participating include:

  • Colonel Thomas McShane, US Army. A faculty instructor for national security and legal studies, McShane is an army lawyer who served overseas in Korea, Italy, Germany and the Gulf War. He taught criminal law and procedure at the Army’s law school and served in Washington, DC on the committee overseeing the Manual for Courts-Martial.
  • Colonel Lloyd Miles, US Army. An infantry officer with overseas experience in Germany, Kosovo and Egypt, Miles served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC and taught at the Center for Strategic Leadership at the Army War College. Special areas: Middle East, Africa, terrorism, the United Nations, joint and combined military operations and peacekeeping.
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Rovegno, US Army. A military intelligence officer with overseas experience in Germany, the Middle East and the Balkans, Rovengo taught at the Army Intelligence School and served on the intelligence staff at U.S. Central Command. He earned an MBA and MPA and has published extensively in professional journals. Special areas: intelligence, electronic warfare, the Balkans, peace operations, Latin America and air power.
  • Lieutenant Colonel Clemson Turregano, US Army. An armor officer with overseas experience in Germany and the Balkans, Turregano earned a Ph.D. in political science and taught American government and politics at West Point. Special areas: peacekeeping, terrorism, American government, conflict resolution, Latin America, air power.
  • Colonel Marc Warren, US Army. An Army lawyer, international law expert, and paratrooper. Warren taught international law at the Army’s law school at the University of Virginia and has authored several articles and book chapters. He has served overseas in Grenada, Germany and Kuwait. Special areas: terrorism, law of war, civil-military relations, ethics, military commissions and tribunals.

Regional students are invited to participate in the seminar that will consider issues relating to foreign and security challenges facing the United States in a post-September 11th world. Issues under consideration will include: the principal threats to the security of the United States, the challenges in the global war against terrorism and the role that the United States plays in “shaping the peace” in volatile regions around the world.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are limited initially to 30 students per school and will be taken on a first-come basis. Registration by Friday, February 1, 2002 is encouraged.

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is to promote, on a non-partisan basis, greater understanding of important international issues, throughout the community and especially within secondary schools. Founded in 1931, the Council encourages informed discussion of world affairs, demonstrating the growing connections between this region and the rest of the world. The Pittsburgh Council is also a member of the World Affairs Council of America, an association of 82 councils throughout the United States and 23 affiliated national and international organizations. Councils nationwide include approximately 375,000 members and reach more than 24 million people through their programs.

For additional information about the February 8th seminar, please contact Annie Macher or Sarah Moody of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh at 412-281-7970.