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MEDIA ADVISORY: Facing Russia and China: Foreign Policy Options for the Bush Administration

ATTENTION: Political and International Affairs Writers, Editors

10 April 2001
Contact: Media Relations
(510) 642-3734


"Facing Russia and China: Foreign Policy Options for the Bush Administration," a distinguished public lecture at the University of California, Berkeley's Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy.

Following the lecture, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Goldman School, which will be expanded during the coming year in a multi-million project. The expansion will provide new classrooms and space for faculty offices and research centers.


10:30-11:45 a.m., Monday, April 16. Groundbreaking is at noon.


The Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy, The Living Room, 2607 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley.


The lecture will be given by Harold Smith, a distinguished visiting scholar at the Goldman School and former assistant to the U.S. secretary of defense, and Michael Nacht, dean and professor of public policy at the Goldman School.


Nacht, who recently returned from a trip to China, served as assistant director for strategic and Eurasian affairs of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1994-97. He directed agency work on nuclear arms reduction and missile defense negotiations with Russia and initiated the first high-level nuclear arms dialogue with China. He participated in four presidential summit meetings between President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin and one Clinton summit with Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

Smith became special assistant to the secretary of defense in 1966 and since then has served as a governmental adviser on national security policy. His responsibilities have involved reduction and maintenance of the American and NATO arsenals of nuclear weapons, dismantling the chemical weapon stockpile, oversight of chemical and biological defense programs, and treaties related to conventional and/or strategic weapons.