PROVO — A lecture series at Brigham Young University will focus on the horrors of war.

All films and lectures will be in room 238 of the Herald R. Clark Building unless otherwise noted. Each event is free, and the public is invited.

Ambassadors of foreign nations will speak as part of the series. The first two programs are:

Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m.: His Excellency Ravan Farhdi, Afghani ambassador to the United Nations, will talk about "War Against Al Qaeda and Terrorism."

May 26, noon: The film "Ghosts of Rwanda" will look at the Rwandan genocide. The session will also feature Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire.

June 2, noon: The film "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara" will be shown.

June 9, noon: Ryan Chavez, an analyst with Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, will discuss "Homeland Security in an Age of Transnational Terrorism."

June 16, noon: Bruce Grant, a BYU Korean instructor, will discuss "War in Korea?"

Visit or call Lee Simons at 801-422-2652 for information.