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Former U.S. army chief speaks here

Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki will address the security challenges facing post-conflict democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan at a conference to be held at UGA on April 16.

The conference, “From Autocracy to Democracy: The Effort to Establish Market Democracies in Iraq and Afghanistan,” will constitute a comprehensive analysis of the legal, political, economic and security issues facing post-war Iraq and Afghanistan. It will start at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m. The conference’s keynote address, to be delivered by Shinseki, will begin at 11 a.m. in the Chapel.

Shinseki was the first commanding general of NATO peacekeepers in Bosnia. He served in this capacity from 1995 to 1998 and played a key role in developing the United States’s strategy to stabilize post-conflict democracies worldwide. He served as U.S. Army chief of staff during recent wars and post-war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Sponsors of the conference are UGA’s School of Law, Terry College of Business and School of Public and International Affairs.