Bobby Muller, Founder of Vietnam Veterans of America and Co-Founder of International Campaign to Ban Landmines, to Speak at Penn

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 12, 2004

WHO:Bobby Muller, founder, Vietnam Veterans of

         America, co-founder International Campaign to Ban   

         Landmines

WHAT:"Tour of Duty" public lecture

WHEN:  7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2004

WHERE:  Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia

In his "Tour of Duty" lecture, Bobby Muller will discuss American foreign policy, the prospect of a military draft and citizen engagement in foreign affairs.

Muller, who was paralyzed while serving in the Vietnam War, founded Vietnam Veterans of America in 1978 and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation in 1980 to fight for fair treatment of war veterans.   He co-founded the Nobel Peace Prize-winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines as well as the Nuclear Threat Reduction Campaign and Campaign for Criminal Justice Reform.

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program, SPEC Connaissance, Browne Center for International Politics, and Alliance for Security, the lecture is free and open to the public.

Additional information is available by calling Frank Plantan at 215-898-0452.