Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz to deliver Hanify-Howland Lecture at Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass. – Ambassador Paul D. Wolfowitz, dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will deliver the 33rd annual Hanify-Howland lecture on Monday, April 19, at 8 p.m., in the Ballroom of the Hogan Campus Center at Holy Cross. Wolfowitz's lecture, entitled "Quarrels in Foreign Countries," is free and open to the public.

Prior to becoming dean at the Nitze School at Johns Hopkins in 1994, Wolfowitz was the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the principal civilian official responsible for strategy, plans and policy under Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney.

From 1986-89, Wolfowitz was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia.  Before assuming that post, he was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the State Department.

Wolfowitz has served in the federal government in various capacities.  His positions included Director of Policy Planning for the State Department; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Regional Programs); and a variety of positions in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, including Special Assistant to the Director for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.  His first government service was as a management intern at the U.S. Bureau of the Budget.

He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics and chemistry from Cornell University in 1965, and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in political science and economics.

The Hanify-Howland Lecture Series honors the late Edward F. Hanify, a 1904 Holy Cross graduate and a Massachusetts Superior Court justice for 15 years, who died in 1954.  The series was started by Hanify's friend, the late Weston Howland of Milton, Mass., a board chairman of Warwick Mills, Inc., who died in 1976.