Nuclear Iran among global security issues to be discussed at TROY conference

Posted: Wednesday, 20 March 2013

MONTGOMERY - Dr. Christopher Hemmer, chair of the Department of International Security studies at the Air War College, will discuss dealing with a nuclear Iran on Friday, March 22, at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus during the keynote address for the annual International Security/Internal Safety conference.

The two-day IS/IS conference will draw professors and graduate students from around the Southeast to the Montgomery Campus to discuss global security and international relations. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Sessions are open to members of the public, and admission is free.

The annual conference focuses on military history, diplomatic history, international relations and security issues said Dr. Dan Puckett, an associate professor of history at TROY. More than 20 researchers will make presentations during the event.

Dr. Hemmer will deliver the presentation “Dealing With a Nuclear Iran: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly,” on Friday at 6 p.m. inside the Rosa Parks Museum auditorium


Before coming to Air War College, Dr. Hemmer was a professor at Cornell University and Colgate University. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Department of Government at Cornell University with a specialty in international relations. He received his BA from the State University of New York at Albany, where he majored in political science and minored in psychology. His principal teaching and research interests are political psychology, American foreign policy and Middle East politics.

For information about the International Security/Internal Safety conference, contact Dr. Puckett at 334-241-5478, or