Posted by Sadie from ? (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 2:49PM :
I missed this talk. The talk *might* have been entertaining, IF a "war" wasn't raging when he spoke.
Iraqi dissident: Americans must regain trust for post-Saddam Iraq to succeed
by Jessica Howard
Posted 4/03/03 at 10 a.m.
Kanan Makiya, professor of near eastern studies at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, said that efforts in rebuilding Iraq after the war should center upon regaining the trust of Iraqis and demilitarizing the country.
Makiya, who was born in Baghdad and is author of several books exploring Saddam’s reign of tyranny, spoke on “The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq” in Furman Hall April 2. His speech was part of the series “Understanding the Middle East” sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the undergraduate humanities course “Understanding the New Global Crisis,” which came about after Sept. 11.
Makiya serves as an adviser for the Iraqi National Congress and director of the Iraq Research and Documentation Project at Harvard University, which is attempting to make available for scholarly research three million pages of official Iraqi government documents captured by the Kurds following the G
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