Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 17, 1994


Rowny to discuss arms control in former Soviet Union

A military and civilian advisor to five U.S. presidents will
be the featured speaker at a program sponsored by the Johns
Hopkins University's Society of Engineering Alumni.
Ambassador Edward L. Rowny, a class of 1937 Hopkins civil
engineering alumnus, will speak on "Technical and
Environmental Problems with Arms Control in the Former Soviet
Union," on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The 7:45 p.m. program, preceded
at 6:30 p.m. by cocktails and a buffet dinner, will be held
in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.,
Washington, D.C.
    A native of Baltimore, Rowny served in the Army in
Africa, Europe and Asia during World War II, the Korean
conflict and the Vietnam War. In 1979, upon retiring from the
Army, Rowny was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to lead
the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks delegation and given the
rank of ambassador. As head of START, he negotiated 1,000
hours with the Soviets. Rowny would often play the harmonica
during breaks in negotiations to ease tensions.
    The cost of the lecture is $18 for members of the
University Alumni Association, and $20 for non-members. For
more information, call Nancy Anderson, SEA events
coordinator, at 516-8723. 

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