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events concering iraq

given that it is the anniversary of the invasion of iraq 2 years ago. i thought i'd send out some more info regarding talks/events on iraq.

1) A thought-provoking article:


2) Iraq: Is It Time to Leave?

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
5 p.m.
Boston University Law School Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Avenue

Augustus Richard Norton
Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Specialist on the Middle East.

Barry Posen
Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT
Specialist on security studies.

Moderator: Kelly M. Greenhill
Assistant Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
Specialist on conflict and security studies

Sponsored by the Inter-University Coalition for a Humane Foreign Policy and the Boston University Peace and Justice Project.



Sunday, March 20, 2005
1 p.m.
Boston Common Bandstand

No Mandate for War!
Protest the Iraq War Two Years Since Invasion

Anti-war groups all over the world are planning demonstrations for the second
anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Dozens of organizations from across
New England and people of all ages and communities have come together to
organize this rally on the Commons demanding:

* U.S. out of Iraq - Bring the troops home now

* $80 billion for housing, health care and education - Not war and occupation

* Military recruiters out of our schools - End stoploss - Stop the draft.

Endorsed by: Alliance of Black Union Workers, Boston Mobilization, Brookline
Peace Works, Chelsea United for Peace, District Seven Round Table, Eastern
Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, Framingham Human Rights Action Committee,
Harvard Social Forum, International Action Center, Iraq Veterans Against the
War, Massachusetts Global Action, Merrimack Valley People For Peace, Military
Families Speak Out, Northeastern University Coalition Against War & Racism, Out
Now Coalition, Socialist Alternative, Stonybrook Neighbors for Peace, Student
Labor Action Project, Tufts Coalition Opposed to the War in Iraq, United for
Justice with Peace, United Steelworkers of America Local 8751, Women's
Fightback Network, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.


"What Went Wrong and Why: Explaining the Performance of U.S. Government Policy after the Invasion of Iraq"

James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly
William Langewiesche, National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly

Tuesday, March 22, 2005
3 to 5 p.m.
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Harvard International Relations Council, and the Inter-University Coalition for a Humane Foreign Policy.


5) The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and
Center for International Studies (CIS)
invite you to attend a special spring semester colloquium series

"The Politics of Reconstructing Iraq"

Organized and moderated by Dr. Yosef Jabareen, DUSP

The physical, economic, and social consequences of the former regime in Iraq, the involvement in several wars since 1979, the 13 years of international sanctions, and the occupation of Iraq by the US and its allies since April 2003, have left a ravaged country and have fragmented Iraqi society. Since its occupation of Iraq, the US has promoted a grand project aiming to reconstruct 'a new Iraq' and to restructure its economy and politics.
The main objectives of this MIT colloquium are to discuss various perspectives on the reconstruction of Iraq through a variety of lenses, and to illuminate its spatial, economic, social, and political complexities. It is open to faculty, students, and practitioners.
Each of the seven sessions will examine different aspects of the reconstruction mission:

Check it out here:

lastly, if anyone is interested in going to these events, contact me. if i don’t have class, i will probably be going.


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