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After spending ten months abroad as chief legal adviser to the U.S. Army General in charge of Afghan reconstruction, Lieutenant Colonel Platte Moring will speak on “Winning the Global War on Terrorism: A Military Lawyer in Afghanistan” 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hugel Science Center room 103.

While in Afghanistan, Moring served as the staff judge advocate to the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He worked on Afghanistan’s Constitution and co-authored the new Afghan criminal procedure code. His talk will include a slide presentation and lecture on Operation Enduring Freedom and the coalition efforts at reconstruction in the country.

In addition to his work with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Moring is a litigation partner at the Philadelphia law firm of White and Williams LLP, managing its Allentown office. He focuses on commercial and insurance litigation.

Moring received his A.B. degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs of Princeton University in 1979. He earned his master’s degree in politics and government of Western Europe from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1980 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1983.

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