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The Role of the US Navy in International Affairs Is the Topic of the Martin Forum

October 05, 2021

MOSCOW, Idaho — Oct. 5, 2021 — Cmdr. Nicholas Meyers, commanding officer of the submarine USS Idaho, will deliver a free, public address, “The Role of the Navy in International Affairs: Economics, Politics and Security,” at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in ED 141 and online as part of the University of Idaho Martin Forum.

Meyers served aboard the USS Columbia and as navigator and operations officer aboard the USS Alaska. He also served as the executive officer of the USS Greeneville before taking up residence in Virginia as staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Undersea Warfare Division. Meyers was flag lieutenant and aide to Vice Admiral William Hilarides, then-commander of Naval Sea Systems Command.

“U.S. Navy does a lot to make sure world oceans are safe for navigation among other missions,” said Romuald Afatchao, clinical professor and associate director of the Martin Institute and Program in International Studies. “Cmdr. Meyers’s presentation will explore the many roles the Navy fulfills in the context of our engagement abroad.”

Meyers earned a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Virginia Tech. He also studied at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and earned a master’s in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

The forum is sponsored by the University of Idaho Martin Institute and the Program in International Studies. Since 1999, the Martin Institute has organized a series of lectures on international issues as part of the Martin Forum. Ideally suited to a non-partisan audience, the lectures feature experts from the U of I community and beyond. Martin Forum speakers deliver a public lecture, visit classes when possible and meet with campus and community audiences in informal settings.

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