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Adm. Stansfield Turner, director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Jimmy Carter and now a senior research scholar at the University of Maryland, will speak at the Economics Club of Hampton Roads luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon, scheduled for noon at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel, costs $30 for nonmembers. Due to limited space, reservations are required.

Turner was awarded the National Medal for his work as CIA director from 1977-81. He developed new procedures permitting closer oversight of the intelligence community by Congress and the White House, helped the intelligence community adapt to a new era of real-time photographic satellites and instituted major management reform. Turner was promoted to the rank of admiral in 1975 and became commander-in-chief of NATO's southern flank, headquartered in Naples, Italy, with responsibility for the defense of Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Mediterranean Sea.

In 1998, Turner was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal for his book "Caging the Genies: A Workable Solution for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapons," demonstrating his commitment to peace. He has written three other books, "Secrecy and Democracy," "Terrorism and Democracy" and "Caging the Nuclear Genie: An American Challenge for Global Security."

Turner has taught at Yale University and the U.S. Military Academy and served as the 36th president of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

He received his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and his master's degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University. Turner holds honorary degrees from Amherst College, Roger Williams College, Bryant College, Salve Regina College, Sierra Nevada College, the Naval War College and the Citadel. He was awarded a senior research fellowship from the Norwegian Nobel Peace Institute in Oslo and a laureate from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

He is a member of the board of directors of Chase Investment Counsel Corp. and the International Spy Museum, the board of visitors of Goucher College and the board of direction of the American Association of Rhodes Scholars.

For more information or to make reservations, call 683-4058.

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