Rep. Rob Wittman Presents at UMW’s National Security Lecture Series

Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District spoke at UMW’s Dahlgren campus as part of the National Security Lecture Series. Wittman presented his lecture, “Sequestration and the Federal Budget – Implications for the Department of Defense and National Security,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The National Security Lecture Series will be held at UMW’s Dahlgren campus this fall (copyright Patrick Ross Photography, 2012)

First elected in 2007, Wittman is running for reelection this November against Democrat Adam Cook. Wittman will return to UMW on Monday, Oct. 29 for a debate at George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium.

The National Security Lecture Series, first held in April 2012, is a collaborative effort that includes UMW’s Department of Political Science and International Affairs, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council. All lectures in the four-part series will begin at 8 a.m. with refreshments and networking and end at 10:30 a.m. at UMW’s Dahlgren campus in University Hall, Room 110.

The lecture series began on Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Affairs John M. Kramer’s lecture “Russian Foreign Policy: Strategic Challenges for the United States.”

Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science and international affairs, will present his lecture, “The Syria Crisis: Personal, National and Regional Insecurity,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The lecture series will conclude with Professor of Political Science Stephen J. Farnsworth’s lecture “The 2012 Presidential Election: The Media, Public Opinion and International Issues.”  Farnsworth also is the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at UMW.

While there is no cost to attend the lectures, registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit http://dahlgren.umw.edu/upcoming-events/national-security-lecture-series/.

News release prepared by: Julia Davis

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