Institute For Global Policy Research To Feature Mohinder Bhagat,
Final Speaker In Series On Peace Keeping
4, 2000 -- The Institute for Global Policy Research
at the University of Virginia will present the final speaker April
19 in its 1999-2000 lecture series, which is free and open to the
Bhagat, currently deputy advisor to Secretary General Kofi Annan
in the United Nations Department of Peace Keeping Operations, will
discuss his experiences in Somalia and at U.N. Headquarters in the
Dome Room of the Rotunda at 2 p.m.
visit, arranged under the institutes "Leadership for Keeping
the Peace" program, was coordinated by Maj. Gen. Indar Jit Rikhye,
a pioneer in international peace keeping operations and training,
and a senior research fellow at the institute.
54, received an extensive military education in India and twice
served as instructor at the College of Combat in Mhow. He has commanded
two infantry battalions and a mountain division.
a brigadier general, he began his service in United Nations peace
keeping as commander of an independent Indian infantry brigade group
and of the Indian contingent in UNOSOM II in Somalia from August
1993 to December 1994. His area of command, the largest sector in
the force, covered 173,000 square miles with 7,000 troops.
was appointed deputy military advisor to the U.N. secretary general
more information, contact Ambassador W. Nathaniel Howell, director
of the Institute for Global Policy Research at (804) 924-3773 or
Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858