Dr. Robert Bowman, former Director of the Strategic Defense Initiative (aka “Star Wars”), under Presidents Ford and Carter, and called “the best public speaker in the country,” (LA Times) is bringing The Patriots Tour to Chapel Hill and Raleigh, North Carolina.  Dr. Bowman will be speaking on Friday, June 20, at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N Elliott Rd, Chapel Hill at 7:00pm; and on Saturday, June 21, at the Community United Church, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, at 7:00pm . This tour is being sponsored by the Institute for Space and Security Studies, the Triangle Chapter of Veteran’s for Peace, and the Coalition for the Constitution.  These events are free and open to the public.  Seating is limited, however, so please RSVP to 919-237-1610.
“The thrust of my talk is to end the occupation of Iraq and prevent an attack on Iran” Dr. Bob Bowman
Dr. Bowman’s nationwide speaking tour begins June 13 and runs through October 17, 2008.  He is scheduled to speak to audiences every day in nearly 120 different cities. Dr. Bowman’s goal is to bring together the peace and justice movement, the anti-war movement, the environmental movement, the labor movement, as well as conservative groups and all other “patriots” who care about what is happening to America. The common goal?   Demand a government that follows the Constitution, honors the truth, and serves the people. Such a government would commend the support of liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, Libertarians and Greens. To see a complete list of all the stops on the speaking tour visit: http://www.thepatriots.us/pg_01_events_tourSchedule.php. 
Dr. Bob Bowman , Lt. Col., USAF, ret. is President of the Institute for Space and Security Studies, Executive Vice President of Millennium III Corporation, and retired Presiding Archbishop of the United Catholic Church. The recipient of the Eisenhower Medal, the George F. Kennan Peace Prize, the President's Medal of Veterans for Peace, the Republic Aviation Airpower Award, the Society of American Military Engineers' ROTC Medal of Merit (twice), the Air Medal with five oak leaf clusters, and numerous other awards, he is one of the country's foremost authorities on national security. Dr. Bowman spent several years as an unpaid "People's Lobbyist" to Congress. Colonel Bowman flew 101 combat missions in Vietnam and directed all the SDI ("Star Wars") programs under Presidents Ford and Carter. He has been an executive in both government and industry, and has chaired eight major international conferences. Professor Bowman taught at five colleges and universities, serving as Department Head and Assistant Dean. His Ph.D. is in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He has lectured at the National War College, the United Nations, Congressional Caucuses, the Academies of Science of six nations, and the House of Lords.