THE CHAIR: Endowed Chair
The Radványi Chair
in International Security Studies is housed at
55-57 Magruder Steet on the MSU campus. The Chair
reports directly to the University's
Vice President for Research. Chair holder Radványi's
scholarly work is well defined. He is focusing on research,
writing, organizing study groups, and teaching special
seminars. He lectures at professional and civic organization
meetings in Mississippi and nationally.
Dr. Radványi is devoting full attention to
vital global problems, with special emphasis on the complex
security issues of the post-communist Era. Among others he
is studying NATO's eastward expansion and the admission of
the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and other former Warsaw
Pact countries into the Alliance. He is following closely
these new democracies' integration into the Western
Hemisphere politico-economic environment. Dr. Radványi is
keeping abreast of America's latest security strategy in the
Asia-Pacific region. He is trying to determine whether we
are living in a safer world in the post Soviet era by
studying U.S. counter terrorism policy and the evolving
situation in Russia and East-Central Europe. The Chair is
monitoring German-European and American relations and the
insight of the workings of the European Union.
The Chair is also studying the prospect of
peace in the Middle East, and the problems of the African
nations. Understandably, the Chair is following closely the
challenges facing the new Bush Administration in the
international arena. It focuses on the revolutionary
changes in the realm of military affairs, and the national
security challenges. It pays special attention to the
information technology and network centric warfare in the
21st Century, and studies America's vulnerability by not
having a reliable defense against hostile missile attacks.
The Chair is assisting the MSU Water Resource Research
Institute in the Egyptian project, and African Victoria Lake
clean-up program. The Chair is involved in economic
development by bringing to Jackson high level economic, and
trade representatives from Germany, Japan, and Mexico.
As Chair holder, Dr. Radványi is managing
the Executive Lecture Forum (ELF) based in Jackson,
Mississippi. He is recruiting speakers from Washington,
Tokyo, Bonn, Budapest, and other parts of the globe, as well
as organizing lectures, briefings and town meetings.
Dr. Radványi is soliciting additional
contributions to the Endowed Chair in order to cover
operational expenses. He is also contacting new potential
donors to extend the funding of the Chair.