Seton Hill University will hold an Open Forum on Wednesday, September 25th from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. in Room 308 in the Administration Building on campus to help students, faculty and the community at large understand the possibility of a U.S. war with Iraq and the possible implications a war would have on Americans. The forum is free and open to the public.

The forum’s keynote speaker will be Dr. William Keller, Director of the Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies within the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Keller served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies and Research Director of the M.I.T. Japan Program. His research interests include Japan/East Asia economic and security issues, science and technology policy, the political economy of multinational corporations, and international security.

Prior to joining M.I.T., he served as Deputy Director of the Center for Trade and Commercial Diplomacy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. From 1987-95, he directed international projects at the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in Washington, DC, under the auspices of the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the Senate Committee on Commerce. He frequently led research teams to Asia and Europe. At OTA, he directed projects on international collaboration in military technology, the arms trade, foreign direct investment, and technology development patterns of multinational firms.

Dr. Keller has lectured widely on various topics related to global trade and investment, multinational corporations, the arms trade, and international security. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Myth of the Global Corporation, Arm In Arm: The Political Economy of the Global Arms Trade and The Liberals and J. Edgar Hoover: Rise and Fall of a Domestic Intelligence State. Keller is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Spurlock, professor of history, at 724-830-1021 or