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SFSU Office of Public Affairs
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A distinguished panel of historians from San Francisco State University will hold its final Iraq forum for the academic year from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The event is free and open to the public. The panel will consider such topics as the rebuilding and democratization of Iraq, the war's effect on international relations, the anti-war movement and the future role of the United States in the Middle East.
Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history, is an authority on the history of the Islamic world and current political and cultural trends. Behrooz created SFSU's two-part class on the history of the Islamic world from the years 500-1500 and 1500 to today. Jerald Combs, professor of history, is an authority on the history of American foreign policy and America's military history. Anthony D'Agostino, professor of history, is an expert on Russian and Eastern European history. He's written on 20th century Russian politics and diplomacy. Chris Jackson, assistant professor of history, specializes in 20th century German history, including labor law, Nazism and the Holocaust. Abdiel Oņate, associate professor of history, is an expert on the history and culture of Mexico and Latin America, with an emphasis in economic affairs. The event is part of the University's Year of Civil Discourse, a series of events designed to promote civility and free speech on campus regarding complex subjects such as the Middle East.
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 7
Science Building, Room 210, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco.
Student writer Scott Heil assisted in writing this media advisory.