Former congressman and vice chair of the 9-11 Commission comes to U.E.

By Jaime Hess

As the former vice president of the 9-11 Commission and current president of Homeland Security Advisory Council, Lee H. Hamilton knows many foreign-policy challenges lay ahead for the next U.S. president. He'll discuss these issues and more on March 13 at the University of Evansville in the Shanklin Theatre at noon.

"Mr. Hamilton has such a wide range of knowledge when it comes to foreign policy in the United States," says Daniel Byrne, assistant professor of history at the University of Evansville. Topics will vary, including his thoughts on terrorism and his experience on the 9-11 Commission.

He'll also bring insight from his role as the current president and director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, an organization providing fellowship opportunities to international scholars conducting research in the social sciences and humanities. He will also be discussing the possibility of a war with Iran and the current situation in Iraq.

He was a congressman for the Indiana 9th district for 34 years from 1964 to 1999. While in office, Hamilton served on the House Committee of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Committee of Printing.