BANGOR, Maine - Professor Paul Holman, an adjunct professor for the U.S. Naval War College's distance education program, will present a lecture on “Gridlock and Stalemate: U.S. Foreign Policy for the Next Decade” from 6:30-8:00 on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Bangor Public Library in the Lecture Hall.
Dr. Holman will link U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern oil issues and environmental changes in the Arctic. He will cover the importance of changes in the Arctic ice; although the melting of the Arctic can threaten life there, opportunities are also becoming available as the Northwest Passage starts to become a reality. Across the globe from the Arctic’s icy path, the Middle East’s revolutions also affect America. The United States' foreign policy must address these changes across the world, and he will explain the potential benefits and problems.
Dr. Paul Holman currently works at the University of Maine as a Visiting Associate Professor of International Relations in addition to teaching as an adjunct professor at the Naval War College. After receiving his Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University, he focused on international security and the formulation of the U.S. national security strategy.
His publications reflect this theme, such as in his most recent piece for Connections entitled “Implications of the Events at Abu Ghraib Prison for Partnership for Peace Countries.” His articles have appeared in Naval War College Review, Strategic Review, U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Argentinian Naval War College Review, Air Force Magazine, and U.S. Marine Corps Gazette. He co-edited with Richmond M. Lloyd, “Fundamentals of Force Planning; Foundations of Force Planning; and Strategy and Force Planning;” with Raymond M. Duncan, “Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict” and with Robert L. Pfaltzgraff, Jr., “The Soviet Union after Perestroika.” He teaches courses in global politics, international terrorism, and Eastern Europe since the end of Communism.
From Bangor Public Library
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