Campus News 2006

For Immediate Release
March 13, 2006

Schreiner University’s Dr. Ronald Hatchett to Present Second Talk on Middle East
March 20

Dr. Ronald HatchettDr. Ronald Hatchett, Director of Schreiner University’s Center for Global Studies, will present his second discussion about the Middle East March 20 at noon.

His talk titled, “Iraq and Iran: A History of the Region and Hopes for the Future,” will be held in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom.

The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to bring a bagged lunch to enjoy during the discussion.   This is the second of three discussions Dr. Hatchett will be leading on “People of Faith Thinking about the Middle East.”  The series will wrap up on April 24 with “St. Augustine, Others and the Just War Theory: How Can People of Faith Think about War?”  Schreiner University Campus Ministry and Young Catholic Adults are sponsoring these discussions.

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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