Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2006

Dr. Ronald Hatchett to Speak at Schreiner University Feb. 20

Dr. Ronald HatchettDr. Ronald Hatchett, Director of Schreiner University’s Center for Global Studies, will kick off a series of discussions about the Middle East on Monday, Feb. 20 at noon.

His talk titled, “The Faith and Practice of Islam and its Relationship to Christianity and Judaism” will be in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Theatre.

This event is free and open to the public. (view lecture poster)

This is the first of three discussions Dr. Hatchett will be leading on “People of Faith Thinking about the Middle East.”

March 20 will feature a discussion on “Iraq and Iran: A History of the Region and Hopes for the Future,” and on April 24 he will discuss “St. Augustine, Others and the Just War Theory: How Can People of Faith Think about War?”

These discussions are being sponsored by Schreiner University Campus Ministry and Young Catholic Adults.

Dr. Hatchett's academic specialties are foreign policy, European studies and Middle Eastern affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy; a Master of Arts degree from California State University, San Diego; a certificate of Balkan studies from the University of Zagreb in Croatia; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

During the administration of President Ronald Reagan, Dr. Hatchett was a senior civilian official in the Department of Defense working arms control and international security issues. He served as the Secretary of Defense Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Talks (MBFR) negotiating NATO and Warsaw Pact conventional force levels in central Europe.  In 1986 he became the Secretary of Defense Representative to three other multi-national security organizations in Europe: the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) concerning security, economic, and human rights issues; the mandate talks for NATO-Warsaw Pact negotiations on Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE); and the NATO High Level Task Force on conventional arms control.

For more information contact the Rev. Gini Norris-Lane, Schreiner’s campus minister, at 830-792-7284 or

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