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November 12, 2002

SFSU will present a forum on Iraq from from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the International Relations Briefing Theater, room 362 of the HSS building. Forum participants will discuss their views on the use of force if Iraq rejects or hinders UN weapons inspectors. The general public is welcome to attend.

The event will begin with presentations by James H. Noyes of the Hoover Institution, former deputy assistant secretary of state for defense of Near Eastern, African and South Asian affairs and Ayad al-Qazzaz, CSU Sacramento sociology professor, a native of Iraq and a specialist on the politics and societies of the Middle East.

There will also be a discussion by SFSU faculty members, including Ambassador-in-Residence David Fischer, a veteran foreign diplomat and teacher of "Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare"; Dwight Simpson, professor of international relations and expert on the Middle East, international relations and world politics; and Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history and a leading authority on the Islamic world.

The event is part of the University's Year of Constructive Civil Discourse and is sponsored by Academic Affairs and the International Relations Graduate Student Association.

For more Year of Civil Discourse events, see the Web page.

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