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Emily Darrow

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.?With the recent withdrawal of the United States from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Pentagon appears ready to pursue the testing of land-, sea-, air-, and space-based weapons. On Tuesday, February 5, at Bard College, a panel discussion will explore the implications of this important issue.

Moderated by Bard professor James Chace, the panelists are David Denoon, professor of politics and economics at New York University, who will present arguments for missile defense, and William D. Hartung, President's Fellow at the World Policy Institute of the New School, who will present arguments against missile defense. The program, presented by Bard's Trustee Leader Scholar Program, Human Rights Project, and the Division of Social Studies, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center and is free and open to the public. Raimondo Chiari, a Bard student, organized this discussion.

David Denoon's book Ballistic Missile Defense in the Post Cold War Era uses a cost-benefit approach to missile defense issues, making a sharp distinction between theater missile defense and national missile defense. He is currently working on a book about the long-term strategic impact of the 1997 financial crisis in East Asia. He served in the federal government in three positions, as program economist for USAID in Jakarta, Indonesia; vice president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. Denoon received a B.A. from Harvard, an M.P.A. from Princeton, and a Ph.D. from M.I.T.

William D. Hartung is an expert on the arms trade and military spending, and the author of And Weapons for All, a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations. He directs the World Policy Institute's Arms Trade Resource Center, which provides media, policy makers, and the public with timely research and information on the issue of global weapons proliferation. His articles on the arms trade and the economics of military spending have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, World Policy Journal, and other publications.

Moderator of the panel James Chace, the director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program and the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law and Administration at Bard, is the author of Acheson: The Secretary of State Who Created the American World; The Consequences of Peace; Solvency: The Price of Survival; and America Invulnerable: The Quest for Absolute Security from 1812 to Star Wars. He is a frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs, New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, and other publications.

For further information, call 845-758-6822.

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