War On Iraq To Be Discussed Today

March 17, 2003

A panel of experts will discuss the impending war on Iraq during a community forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Meadows Recital Hall at the McCrary Music Building on the Baylor University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Taking part in the panel discussion will be Dr. William Mitchell, professor of political science and the Jo Murphy Chair of International Education; Dr. Christopher Marsh, associate professor of political science and director of the Asian studies program; and Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University. The three scholars will speak about religious and cultural issues in the Middle East, the role of Turkey in a war, democratization, military aspects and a possible regime change in Iraq.

Mitchell is a retired Air Force colonel who served a base commander at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and as Air Base Group Commander in Izmir, Turkey, during the Gulf War. Marsh is the author of Making Russian Democracy Work and Russia at the Polls, as well as more than a dozen journal articles and book chapters. Mezvinsky is the author of Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel and the forthcoming The Meir Kahane Phenomenon and Women in Traditional Judaism.

The community forum is sponsored by Baylor's Center for International Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, the division of continuing education and the Office of the Provost.

For more information, call 710-3550.

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