BRUNSWICK – Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, former presidential envoy to Iraq, will speak at Bowdoin College at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Morrell Gymnasium.

Bremer will discuss “Iraq and the War on Terrorism.” The lecture is open to the public.

Bremer was named presidential envoy to Iraq on May 6, 2003, and in that capacity he served as the administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority and spearheaded the coalition in building the new framework of Iraq. On June 28, 2004, he handed over power to the interim government of Iraq.

Bremer is one of the world’s leading experts on crisis management, terrorism and homeland security. In September 1999, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, appointed him chairman of the National Commission on Terrorism. In June 2002 President Bush appointed him to the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. He has also served on the National Academy of Science Commission examining the role of science and technology in countering terrorism and chaired a Heritage Foundation study “Defending the Homeland.”

General admission to the lecture is $10, and are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk on campus weekdays between 8:45 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. To order tickets phone (207) 725-3375. For more information about the event call Bowdoin’s Department of Events and Summer Programs at 725-3433.

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