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Cyber Warfare Expert, Dr. Richrard J. Harknett, to Visit WKU

WKU is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Harknett of the University of Cincinnati as the 2011 Boyd-Lubker Visitng Scholar.

Dr. Harknett is an accomplished scholar with a host of publications in the areas of international security policy and international relations. He is a former Fulbright Scholar (Diplomatic Academy, Vienna Austria) and an award winning teacher. Dr. Harknett served as dissertation advisor and mentor to Dr. Craig T. Cobane, Executive Director of the Honors College.

“Dr. Harknett was the single most important professional role model in my academic career,” Dr. Cobane said. “Much of my success is directly attributable to his mentoring, teaching, and friendship.”

The focus of Dr. Harknett’s presentation entitled “21st Century International Security: How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Big Brother” will focus on his research into the alteration of relationships between the individual and the state in a modern, nuclear environment. More information about Dr. Harknett and his talk, including links to some of his recent articles on the topic, can be found at http://www.wku.edu/honors/boyd-lubker.

“Dr. Harknett is a very established researcher, an excellent professor, and great professional mentor,” Dr. Cobane said. “We are very lucky that he has agreed to speak on WKU’s campus. No matter what discipline you are studying at the university, Dr. Harknett will, no doubt, shed an interesting light onto a topic that interests you.”

The entire WKU and Bowling Green community are encouraged to attend this unique and informative event.

About the Boyd-Lubker Visiting Scholars Program:

Established in 2000, the Boyd-Lubker scholars program seeks to bring renowned scientists, educators, artists, and representatives of other disciplines to share their expertise with the WKU community.

Dr. Harknett’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gary A. Ransdell Hall Auditorium. This swipeable event is open to all WKU students, faculty, staff, and the local community. With any questions about the event, please email the Honors Newsdesk, honors.newdesk@wku.edu

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