POSTPONED -- 16th Conference of the Former U.S. Secretaries of Defense

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Event must be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond organizer's control   KENNESAW, Ga…

Georgia (Feb 1, 2013)

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Feb. 1, 2013) —The 16th Conference of the Former U.S. Secretaries of Defense, which had been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28, at Kennesaw State University, is being postponed.
Representatives of the Southern Center for International Studies’ (SCIS), organizers of the event, notified Kennesaw State University officials that “circumstances beyond their control” have developed, forcing the event to be rescheduled.
Among the developments is the planned funeral on that date for U.S. Army Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, which will be held at the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. Schwarzkopf was a 1956 graduate of the military academy.  Several of the slated participants in the conference intend to honor Gen. Schwarzkopf’s memory by their attendance at his funeral services.
It is anticipated that the conference will be rescheduled to a later date. 
Those who have purchased tickets for the February 28 event may request a refund of their $25.00 purchase price by contacting the KSU box office at 770-423-6650.  Individuals who had received invitations to private events connected to the conference will be re-invited once the conference and related events have been rescheduled.
The Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS),a non-profit, non-partisan educational institution based in Atlanta, Ga. since 1962, is an independent center for thought and opinion on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.  The Center seeks to inform; it does not take political positions or attempt to influence policy.  SCIS is a membership organization and receives support from individuals, corporations, state and government agencies and foundations. 
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