Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

CONTACT: Edeen Martin, 816-268-8218
Director of Public and External Programs

Museum Director to Speak about Terrorism and the 21st Century
At Truman Presidential Museum and Library, Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Independence, Mo. - Dr. Douglas Menarchik, former Military Adviser to Vice President Bush, will address terrorist issues of the 21st Century in the second presentation for "The Enemy Within" series. This important series reflects on America's internal security challenges with an emphasis on the current war on terrorism.

The presentation will be Thursday, April 25 in the Truman Museum Auditorium at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library in Independence, Mo. It will begin at 7 p.m. and is free with museum admission.

Dr. Menarchik, who currently is the Director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, has held the titles of Director of the National Defense University's Center for Defense Leadership and Management, Assistant for Terrorism Policy at the Pentagon and Military Adviser to the Vice President of the United States. His White House responsibilities included terrorism and low intensity conflict, Middle East and African Affairs, and Department of Defense issues. In 2000 Dr. Menarchik headed the government's "Terror 2000" simulation. He has also served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon in the Middle East African Policy Division.

Dr. Menarchik received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from George Washington University. He has published a book and numerous articles relating to foreign policy and strategic defense policy.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street in Independence, Missouri. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 6-18 years old. For more information, call the 1-800-833-1225 or the web site at www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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