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NATO Spokesperson James Appathurai to Deliver Holmes Lecture on Transatlantic Security

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NATO spokesperson James Appathurai (right) will speak about the future of transatlantic security at the Autumn 2010 John Holmes Memorial Lecture on Thursday, November 4th at 7:30 p.m. in the BMO Conference Centre, Glendon Hall.

Appathurai will also focus on the implications of the financial crisis for defence, and the future of transatlantic security cooperation. His lecture will be a bilingual presentation.

James Appathurai was born in Toronto and has been NATO Spokesperson since 2004. Prior to that, he held other positions at NATO, the Department of National Defence in Ottawa, and the CBC. He has published more than 25 articles and book chapters on security issues, including NATO, peacekeeping, Euro-Atlantic security, Canada and regional security cooperation. He is the son of the late Edward Appathurai, former Ceylonese diplomat who joined York University in 1968, taught courses in international relations and diplomacy, and created Glendon’s International Studies Program.

The annual John W. Holmes Memorial Lecture at Glendon honours the late John W. Holmes, a Canadian diplomat, writer, administrator and international relations professor at Glendon from 1971 to 1981. Holmes was a tireless promoter of Canada at home and abroad, in political, diplomatic and educational circles. He also participated in the founding of the United Nations and attended its first General Assembly in 1945.

Everyone is welcome but seating is limited. Please reserve your place by telephone: 416-487-6727 or by e-mail: events@glendon.yorku.ca .


Published on November 1, 2010