General William Crouch, Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army and former Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army will be among several foreign policy experts who will convene at Claremont McKenna College for a major academic conference to explore the future of the relationship between the United States and Europe, on Friday, April 3, 1998.
Registration for the conference, U.S. Relations with Europe, will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first session will be opened with introductory remarks by conference chairman Ambassador Ronald Lehman, II, Director of the Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and former Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
The first session, from 9 am to noon will analyze:
-- Europe Adrift
John Newhouse, senior policy adviser, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State, Washington, DC.
-- French Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
P. Edward Haley, professor of government, Claremont McKenna College.
-- The U.S. and the EURO: Transatlantic Relations after EMU
David Andrews, assistant professor of international relations and European Studies Chair, Scripps College.
John Odell, professor of international relations at USC, and Gaines Post, professor of history, Claremont McKenna College, will participate in the discussion.
The luncheon address will be delivered by General William Crouch. CMC President Jack Stark, will present the newly established McKenna Humanitarian Medal to Gen. Crouch in recognition of his years of exceptional service to his nation and the world.
General Crouch will discuss the changing priorities of the U.S. military in post-Cold War Europe, including the role of U.S. forces in achieving peace and stability on the European continent.
General Crouch's latest command tour included concurrent duty as Commander, Allied Land Forces, Central Europe, and Commander, NATO Peace Implementation Force, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The afternoon session, from 2 pm to 5 pm, features a panel of experts who will examine:
-- NATO Enlargement and the Future of U.S.-European Relations
Thomas Szayna, analyst, International Studies Group, and Associate Program Director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program, RAND Corporation.
-- U.S. Policy Toward Russia and Eastern Europe
Andrezej Korbonski, professor of political science, UCLA. -- The New Germany and the U.S.
Christoph Bertram, diplomatic correspondent for the German weekly Die Zeit, and former director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
Thomas Rochon, professor of politics and policy, Claremont Graduate University, and Harold W. Rood, W.M. Keck Foundation Chair of International Strategic Studies and professor of government, Claremont McKenna College, will discuss the topics addressed by the presenters.
The conference is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. It is open to the public and limited seating is available. Reservations are required for lunch at the Athenaeum.
The media is invited to all events. Interviews with conference participants may be arranged by calling (909) 621-8213.
Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college educating leaders in business and public affairs. CMC enrolls nearly 1,000 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges.