Thursday, March 15, 2007

Honors College Lecture Friday Mar 23

Terrorism, Iraq and the Rise of

William W. Keller
Wesley W. Posvar Professor of International Security Studies
Director, Matthew B. Ridgway Center for
International Security Studies

2 P.M.
Friday, March 23, 2007
NOTE: This lecture in 1700 Posvar Hall.

The Director of the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies believes that it is past time for some straight talk about the U. S. occupation in Iraq, about the so-called “war on terror,” about the collapse of leadership in Washington, and the associated concerns about civil liberties at home. Professor William Keller believes that U. S. policy in Iraq is not sustainable, and that sending more troops is only likely to exacerbate sectarian violence and a widening civil war. But he thinks that many signs point to deepening military engagement in the region. As opposition to the war in Iraq escalates, Keller urges that we not repeat the mistakes of the Vietnam War era. It is time, he says, to take the military option off the table, to engage in a full-scale course correction, and to turn to the task of restoring America’s image and influence in global affairs. Do not miss this urgent discussion of America’s crisis abroad by one of the nation’s leading experts on challenges of international security.

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