Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention"
On this installment of ST, we speak with Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. A well-known peace activist, Col. Wright obtained a master's as well as a law degree at the University of Arkansas; she also earned a master's in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. She received the State Department's Award for Heroism for her actions during the evacuation of 2,500 people from the civil war in Sierra Leone. Her other overseas assignments included Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Grenada, Micronesia, and Nicaragua. In 2003, on the eve of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Col. Wright resigned from the State Department, since she believed that without the authorization of the U.N. Security Council, America's invasion and occupation of a Muslim, Arab, oil-rich country would violate international law. Col. Wright is also the co-author of "Dissent: Voices of Conscience" --- a book you can learn much more about here --- and she will appear on the TU campus tomorrow night, Thursday the 26th, when she gives a free-to-the-public address on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention." This talk begins at 7pm in the Chapman Hall Lecture Hall.