March 26, 2003
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Former presidential candidate Gary Hart will give a talk and discuss the war and terrorism, Saturday, March 29, at 4 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Five College Program in Peace and World Securities Studies, the Amherst College Democrats, the department of political science and the Foreign Policy Forum at Amherst College, is free and open to the public.

As late as September 5, 2001, Hart had predicted that terrorists could attack America with weapons of mass destruction. He then was co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, which issued three public reports forecasting the age of terrorism and outlined a new, post-Cold War national security policy. He is also on the Council on Foreign Relations task force on homeland security, which recently released its report "America-Still Unprepared, Still in Danger." Recently Hart has been speaking across the country, arguing that the US is not prepared for the likely consequences of attacking Iraq.

The former Democratic senator from Colorado ran for president in 1984 and 1988, and may seek the presidential nomination in 2004.