Huntington to Deliver Davis Lecture

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Samuel P. Huntington

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Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies. His principal interests are national security, strategy and civil military relations; democratization and political and economic development of less developed countries; cultural factors in world politics; and American national identity.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2004) -- Harvard University international affairs professor Samuel P. Huntington will deliver the 2004 Dr. Vince Davis Memorial Lecture at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in the University of Kentucky Student Center Theatre. The event is sponsored by the UK Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

Huntington’s topic will be the American national identity, a timely subject as the 2004 presidential election approaches.

Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor and chair of the Harvard Academy of International and Area Studies. His principal interests are national security, strategy and civil military relations; democratization and political and economic development of less developed countries; cultural factors in world politics; and American national identity.

He has served as director of Harvard’s Center for International Affairs and chair of the university’s Department of Government. He was president of the American Political Science Association in 1986 and 1987, and served as coordinator of security planning for the National Security Council from 1977 to 1978. He was a founder and co-editor for seven years of the journal Foreign Policy, and is the author of several books, including this year’s “Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity.”

The Dr. Vince Davis Memorial Lecture is named in honor of the late director of the Patterson School.


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