Russia and Eastern Europe in Turmoil: The Future of Western Policies

The Athenaeum joins the Keck Center and the
Gould Center in continuing the timely series,
"The Soviet Union Today and Tomorrow: A Time for
New Thinking."

An expert on strategic studies and international
diplomacy, Robert O'Neill discusses the fast-paced
changes in Eastern Europe and responses by Western
nations. His talk, titled "Russia and Eastern Europe
in Turmoil: The Future of Western Policies," kicks off
the second semester's part of this series on the Soviet

Born in Australia in 1936, O'Neill was educated at
the Royal Military College of Australia and the
University of Melbourne, graduating in engineering.
As a Rhodes scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford,
O'Neill read philosophy, politics, and economics.
Currently a professor of the history of war at Oxford,
O'Neill fought in Vietnam as an infantry captain for
the Australian Regular Army and served as director
of the International Institute for Strategic Studies
from 1982 to 1987. In that role he focused on analysis
of security problems in developing regions.

In addition to a busy lecture schedule. Dr. O'Neill
has edited numerous books on the subject of East-
West relations, including The Strategic Nuclear Balance: An Australian Perspective (1974),
The Conduct of East-West Relations in the 1980's (1985), and
Doctrine, Alliance, and Arms Control (1987). Dr. O'Neill was also commissioned by the Australian government to write a full
history of Australia's participation in the Korean War.

Sign-ups are due by Monday, January 15, if you wish to attend the reception and dinner before the 7:00 address.