Lee Hamilton http://wfpl.org en Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton Supports Military Action Against Syria http://wfpl.org/post/former-indiana-congressman-lee-hamilton-supports-military-action-against-syria <p>Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says he hopes U.S. lawmakers act responsibly and give President Obama authorization to launch military strikes against Syria.</p><p>The president's request to strike Syria has divided Democrats with many—such as Congressman John <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/congressman-john-yarmuth-unconvinced-obama-administrations-argument-attack-syria">Yarmuth of Kentucky—saying they are unconvinced</a> by the administration's argument thus far.</p><p>Considered a foreign policy expert, Hamilton is a Democrat who represented Indiana’s Ninth Congressional District for 35 years. He is scheduled to speak about the wide-ranging foreign policy challenges facing the U.S. at a speech Thursday evening at Bellarmine University set for 7 p.m.</p><p>In an interview with WFPL News, Hamilton says Congress has been too deferential to U.S. presidents on foreign affairs in the past, but he would back the president's efforts in Syria.</p><p>"I would vote for the resolution. You have three options: first of all, do nothing. I think that’s not acceptable. That would mean in effect that (Balshar) al-Assad can with impunity attack his own people with chemical weapons," he says.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:40:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6724 at http://wfpl.org Former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton Supports Military Action Against Syria Former Sen. Lugar Joins IU Faculty http://wfpl.org/post/former-sen-lugar-joins-iu-faculty <p></p><p>Former Sen. Richard Lugar will join former Congressman Lee Hamilton as a professor in Indiana University's new School of Global and International Studies.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The pairing announced Thursday in Bloomington gives the school two of the foremost U.S. authorities on foreign relations.</span></p><p>The Herald-Times reports Lugar also will donate his Senate papers to the Herman B Wells Library on the Bloomington campus.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:42:30 +0000 Associated Press 3595 at http://wfpl.org Former Sen. Lugar Joins IU Faculty