years after the Persian Gulf War, policy makers will gather for
a conference at U.Va. to draw lessons in crisis management from
the 1990-91 conflict. Hosted by the Institute
for Global Policy Research, "The Liberation of Kuwait:
Dawning of a New World Order?" will be held Feb. 22-24 in
Old Cabell Hall auditorium and is being organized by W. Nathaniel
Howell, U.S. ambassador to Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion, who
is now director of U.Va.'s Institute.
to speak, but not yet confirmed, are Secretary of State Colin
Powell, who was then chair of the joint chiefs of staff, and Vice
President Dick Cheney, who was then secretary of defense. Other
guests include: Lawrence Eagleburger, former secretary of state;
Shaikh Saud Nasir Al-Sabah, Kuwait minister of oil and former
ambassador to the U.S.; and Mohammad Al-Sabah, Kuwait ambassador
to the U.S.
$300 conference fee has been waived for faculty, staff and students.
However, for security reasons, all guests must register in advance
through the Center
for University Programs at 982-5252 and present a photo ID
at the conference.