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Former Sen. E.J. “Jake” Garn to discuss nuclear weapons at BYU lecture Sept. 22

Retired U.S. Sen. E.J. “Jake” Garn will speak about a future without nuclear weapons at a David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies lecture Wednesday, Sept. 22, at noon in the Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

His lecture is titled “A World Without Nukes? Perspectives on the Policy and the Politics.”

Garn is a native of Utah and has served three terms as a senator (1974-1993). During that time, he served on the subcommittees on Energy and Water Development, Defense, Military Construction and Interior, and served three terms as secretary of the Republican Conference. Garn also holds the distinction of being the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space, when he flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1985.

Before his time on Capitol Hill, Garn served as mayor of Salt Lake City (1971-1974) and as a U.S. Navy pilot and brigadier general in the Utah Air National guard. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in banking and finance from the University of Utah.

The lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For a complete schedule of the David M. Kennedy Center’s events, visit kennedy.byu.edu. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Philip Volmar

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