Texas Tech to Announce New Institute for Peace and Conflict

A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

WHAT: Texas Tech University will announce the creation of its new Institute for Peace and Conflict (IPAC).
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 25)

WHERE: Playa Room, second floor of the Student Union Building

EVENT: IPAC serves as an umbrella, pulling together Texas Tech’s world renowned Vietnam Center & Archive, the graduate certificate in strategic studies, the Army and Air Force ROTC programs and the newly created Archive of Modern American Warfare, which deals with all wars since 1975, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ambassador Tibor Nagy, vice provost for international affairs, will be available to comment on the institute in a global political context. Other speakers will include Ron Milam, interim director of IPAC; Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec; and W. Brent Lindquist, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Parking will be available in the R13 visitor lot on the east side of the Student Union Building.

CONTACT: Blayne Beal, director of marketing and communications, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8897 or blayne.beal@ttu.edu

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In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.