Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Back to Iraq? Mini-Symposium

Friday, November 14, 2014

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Salomon Center, Room 001

After finally extracting itself from Iraq, the United States is finding itself inexorably drawn back in. As the debate rages over airstrikes and 'boots on the ground,' we'll take a look back at the US experience in Iraq, and a look forward to possible further intervention. Speakers include Neta Crawford of the "Cost of War" project, Peter Dombrowski of the Naval War College, Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, and Brown student and alum veterans who served in Iraq.

Program

• 12:30-1:20pm: presentation by Neta Crawford on "The Cost of War" project

• 1:30 - 2:20pm: readings by Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail, from her book The War Works Hard

• 2:20 - 2:40pm: Coffee Break

• 2:40 - 3:30pm: panel of student/alum veterans who have served in Iraq to discuss their experiences: Scott Quigley, Bryan Rippee, Jeremy McKenzie, Kris Lagor.

• 3:40 - 4:30pm: discussion of the current situation and ISIS: Neta Crawford, Peter Dombrowski

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