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Author on foreign policy issues to be Executive-in-Residence at Longwood

February 18, 2011

James G. Zumwalt
James G. Zumwalt

James G. Zumwalt, an author on foreign policy issues, will speak Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in Longwood University's Jarman Auditorium as part of the Executive-in-Residence series in the College of Business & Economics.

Zumwalt, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam War, the 1989 intervention into Panama, and Desert Storm, writes extensively on foreign policy and defense issues and is the author of the book Bare Feet, Iron Will: Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields. He is president of Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants Inc., a security consulting firm named after his late father, Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., the youngest man to serve as chief of naval operations.

Longwood Barnes & Noble Bookstore will have copies of Zumwalt's book for sale, and there will be a book-signing after his presentation. The presentation is "Leadership Studies from How Wars Are Won and Lost, by Those Outside the Box."

Zumwalt is a member of the Committee on the Present Danger, a bipartisan and prestigious foreign policy interest group. He received a presidential appointment as senior adviser to the assistant secretary of state for human rights and humanitarian affairs, in which capacity he served from 1991-92. He has researched North Korea, which he has visited 10 times, as well as the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.

The Executive-in-Residence series is a public service of the College of Business & Economics and is co-sponsored by Barrett Capital Management LLC and SunTrust Bank.