NEW WINDSOR-Dr. Scott A. Silverstone, professor of Political Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point, will discuss "The Impact of War on Women" at the Zonta Club of Mid Hudson Valley on Wednesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Diana's Restaurant, Route 207 in New Windsor. Silverstone was appointed professor of Political Science in July 2001 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. At West Point he directs the American Foreign Policy program and teaches International Relations and Political Analysis. Before beginning graduate school in 1993, Silverstone was an U.S. naval officer. He received his commission in January 1986 from Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. From 1987 to 1990 he deployed extensively throughout the western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf and East Africa, conducting anti-submarine operations and maritime reconnaissance. In 1990, Silverstone joined the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations in the Pentagon. In this position, he managed the Navy's portion of the White House directed nuclear attack survivability program and directed all Navy participation in the Joint Chiefs of Staff-sponsored global crisis management exercise program and the NATO crisis exercise program. In September 1992, he was appointed the Director of the Navy's Crisis Action Center in the Pentagon to focus on Operation Southern Watch in Iraq, the naval embargo against Yugoslavia in the Adriatic Sea, and the Navy's role in Hurricane Andrew relief in southern Florida. He and his wife Lisa have two children and live in Cornwall. The Zonta Club of Mid-Hudson Valley is part of Zonta International, a service club for women in business and the professions with 34,000 members in over 60 countries worldwide. Zonta International is a non-governmental organization that works with the United Nations on issues concerning women and families. The purpose of Zonta International is to enhance the status of women in every way. While the meeting welcomes all women, reservations are essential and can be made by calling (845) 564-2556 before Monday, April 25.