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October 21, 2005

Gwynne Dyer to Speak at U of G

A world-renowned Canadian journalist, historian and military analyst will speak at the University of Guelph Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at War Memorial Hall.

Gwynne Dyer, whose syndicated columns on military and international affairs are published in more than 40 countries, is the author of War, The Defence of Canada: In the Arms of the Empire, Ignorant Armies: Sliding Into War in Iraq, War: The New Edition and Future: Tense – The Coming World Order?

Dyer served in the Canadian, American and British navies and taught military history and war studies at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto and the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst. He holds a PhD in military and Middle Eastern history from the University of London. He has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. His twice-weekly column is published by 175 papers and is translated into more than a dozen languages.

Tickets are $20 general and $12 for students and are available at the U of G Programming Office, Room 266 of the University Centre, The Bookshelf at 41 Quebec St., Chapters Bookstore at Stone Road Mall or online.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, (519) 824-4120, Ext. 53338, or Rebecca Kendall, Ext. 56982.

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