Scholar to discuss security

Kevin Allen

A visiting scholar will discuss next week how he believes the Internet revolution and the development of nuclear weapons are related to security problems both nationally and internationally.

Richard J. Harknett, associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati, will address how these problems should be addressed in his upcoming presentation “21st Century International Security: How I Learned to Stop Worrying About the Bomb and Big Brother,” according to a WKU press release.

The lecture is part of a WKU visiting scholar program and will be on March 22 in the Gary Ransdell Hall auditorium. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The lecture will focus on Harknett’s assertion that revolutions have taken place for both information technology and nuclear weapons, yet a major shift in policy regarding security hasn’t happened yet, according to the press release.

Harknett has a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, has served as a Fulbright professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria, and has completed policy analysis for the U.S. government and European governments, according to the press release.