NELSON DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THREAT FROM SOMALI ISLAMIST MILITANTS ON DANGER ZONE

June 22, 2006

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, will be a guest Sunday, June 25, 2006, on Danger Zone, the groundbreaking WMAL AM 630 (Washington, D.C.) hosted by Ambassador Richard Carlson. Dr. Pham will discuss the op-ed he published earlier this week on the threat posed by the Islamist militants who recently seized control of the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

The host of the program, Ambassador Carlson, served as director of the Voice of America (VOA) for the last six years of the Cold War, the longest running director-general in the 50-year history of VOA. Carlson was President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for five years.  CPB is the parent organization for PBS and National Public Radio. He was also President and CEO of King World Productions Public TV of New York and LA, until the company was bought by CBS in the summer of 1999.

Broadcast each Sunday from 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Danger Zone features intense and lively discussions as leading figures from the worlds of intelligence, security, military and academia collide at the Palm Restaurant in downtown Washington.

Danger Zone can also be heard live on the internet.