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Bestselling Author to Discuss Implications of Economic Crisis, Feb. 10 at Simmons College

BOSTON (January 27, 2009) — New York Times bestselling author Dr. Andrew Bacevich will discuss "The Economic Crisis and the Limits of American Power" during the annual Warburg Lecture Series held at Simmons College in Boston.  

The event will take place Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. in the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, Main College Building, 300 The Fenway.  It is free and open to the public.  

Bacevich is the widely acclaimed author of The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, which reached number four on the New York Times bestseller list in 2008.  Bacevich's lecture will be based on his book and the implications of the current economic crisis for the United States and the world.   

Bacevich received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton University and is a retired U.S. Army colonel.  His essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of publications including The Nation, The New Republic and Newsweek.  He also has written opinion columns for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe, among others.  In 2004, Bacevich was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.  He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  Currently, Bacevich teaches history and international relations at Boston University.

The Simmons College Warburg Lecture Series calls upon national and international experts to explore important current issues in international relations.  It is named for Joan Warburg of Greenwich, Conn., Simmons class of 1945, who established the Warburg Chair in International Relations at the college.

Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston.  It offers an undergraduate education for women, and graduate programs for women and men in social work, health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, and communications management, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women.

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