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SFSU to hold forum on Iraq



Ellen Griffin
SFSU Office of Public Affairs
(415) 405-3803
(415) 338-1665

Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs


Guest speakers and faculty to discuss situation in Iraq and possibilities of war in Middle East

As the United States prepares for a possible war with Iraq, more and more class time is devoted to discussions of the Middle East and the history of the conflict. In an effort to widen the dialogue, SFSU Academic Affairs, the Year of Civil Discourse and the International Relations Graduate Student Association will present a forum on Iraq, featuring faculty and Middle East experts

James H. Noyes of the Hoover Institution, former deputy assistant secretary of state for defense of Near Eastern, African and South Asian affairs.

Ayad al-Qazzaz, CSU Sacramento sociology professor, a native of Iraq and specialist on the politics and societies of the Middle East.

SFSU 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.

Maziar Behrooz, assistant professor of history and a leading authority on the Islamic world.

The Forum on Iraq will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the International Relations Briefing Theater, room 362 of the HSS Building at 19th and Holloway avenues in San Francisco.

Jerry Combs, coordinator of the Year of Civil Discourse, at (415) 338-7563 or For additional assistance, contact the SFSU Office of Public Affairs at (415) 338-1665.


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