Iraq: The Country and the War, Where are we heading?

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences to present open forum: Iraq: The Country and the War, Where are we heading?

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WHAT: Dyson College of Arts & Sciences to present open forum: Iraq: The Country and the War, Where are we heading?

WHEN: Tuesday, March 4, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall North, New York City.

SPECIAL EXPERT EMPHASIS:
Effects of war on women, children, economies, and the environment.

WHO:
Introduction: Iraq: People, Places, Prospects
Michael Izady received his doctorate in Middle Eastern and Western studies from Columbia University. He has taught at various American and European universities, including Harvard University. He currently teaches Western and Middle Eastern history at Pace.

The Effect on War on Women and Children: The Case of Iraq
Urban anthropologist and Pace professor Aseel Sawahla conducted her PhD fieldwork in the city of Beirut, Lebanon. Before Beirut she did research among Palestinian Refugee women in Amman, Jordan and a nomadic (Bedouin) community in south Jordan. This past fall she taught, Living Under Fire: Women and Warfare.

The Cost of War: Economic, Environmental, and Health Issues
Roger Salerno, associate professor of sociology and environmental studies at Pace, worked in government services as both an environmental planner in New York and as a lead budget analyst for the Office of Management and Budget. His forthcoming book, Landscapes of Abandonment, will be released by S.U.N.Y Press this year.

Moderator:
Joan Roland, Chair and Professor of History at the Dyson College of Arts & Science in New York earned her PhD in Middle Eastern History from Columbia University, and teaches courses in Middle Eastern and Jewish history at Pace. Her current research is on the Jews of India.

Note: This is the latest in several teach-ins on the possible war held at Pace University since the fall. One of the student newspapers has reported that they have raised the sophistication of student discussions and bull sessions.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School.

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