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09/16/93

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Blacker appointed deputy director of Institute for International Studies

STANFORD -- Coit "Chip" Blacker will become deputy director of the Institute for International Studies on Jan. 1, institute director Walter P. Falcon announced recently.

Blacker is currently director of studies at the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a senior fellow at the Institute for International Studies and associate professor, by courtesy, in the Department of Political Science.

He has written widely on Soviet foreign and defense policy, and on strategic arms control policy. His most recent volume, Hostage to Revolution: Gorbachev and Soviet Security Policy, 1985- 91, was published earlier this year. Blacker has also taught extensively in the security field at both the University of Southern California and Stanford.

Falcon will remain responsible for overall program coordination at the institute but said that he will be "relatively more active on North America, Asia and Africa, and on environmental issues" while Blacker will "focus more on Europe, Russia and Latin America, and on security problems."

"All of us will be increasing our efforts in 1993/94 to bring additional focus to Stanford's work on international political economy," Falcon said.

Blacker received his bachelor's degree from Occidental College in 1972 and his doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1978. He was first at Stanford in the Arms Control Program and the Political Science Department from 1977 to 1988 before becoming associate professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He returned to Stanford in 1991.

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