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Iraq Teach-in at Transy Saturday, Feb. 10; open to the public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University will host an Iraq Teach-in Saturday, February 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the William T. Young Campus Center. This non-partisan event is free and open to the public.

Schedule of events and topics:

9 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Erin Sisson, Transylvania sophomore (legality of the war)
10 a.m. Jeffrey Freyman, Transylvania political science professor (historical context and the U.S. perspective)
10:45 a.m.

Rebecca Glasscock, KCTCS geography professor (environmental impacts of the war)

11:30 a.m. Ihsan Bagby, UK Islamic students professor (differences between sunni and Shiite and religion’s role in the conflict)
12:15 p.m. Lunch and performance from Mecca Dance Studio
1 p.m. Nayef Samhat, Centre international studies and government professor (perspectives of the international and Middle East state communities)
1:45 p.m. Robert Olson, UK history professor (the Kurdish question)
2:30 p.m.

Student debate focusing on the proposed troop increase and how and when the United States should withdraw.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bluegrass Chapter of the United Nations Association, Transylvania’s office of community service and civic engagement and the social science program.

For more information or to schedule to cover the event, contact the public relations office at (859) 233-8120.


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