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Foreign policy is the topic for next installment of SU’s forum series on the potential war in Iraq
Foreign policy is the topic for next installmentof SU’s forum series on the potential war in IraqFebruary 11, 2003Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The potential war in Iraq and its implications for foreign policy will be discussed during the next installment of the “Syracuse University Forum: War in Iraq” on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in Studio A of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The forum is open to the University and greater Syracuse communities. Those attending should use the Waverly Avenue entrance to the building.
“War in Iraq: Implications for Foreign Policy” will feature Melvyn Levitsky, former ambassador to Brazil and Bulgaria and professor of international relations and public administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Louis Kriesberg, professor emeritus of sociology in the Maxwell School. The moderator will be Robert McClure, senior associate dean in the Maxwell School.
“Professors Levitsky and Kriesberg are both very experienced foreign policy experts who will bring their own unique perspectives to this discussion,” says McClure.
Levitsky is a retired career minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, a Distinguished Fellow in the Maxwell School’s Global Affairs Institute and a professional lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has held numerous high profile positions within the U.S. Foreign Service and State Department. He is the recipient of several Department of State Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and Presidential Meritorious Service Awards.
Kriesberg is the Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies and founding director of the Maxwell School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). The second edition of his book, “Constructive Conflicts: From Escalation to Resolution” was recently published. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters regarding de-escalation efforts in Soviet-American relations and in the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian conflicts, and regarding the transformation of conflicts, reconciliation between antagonists, relations between conflict resolution and peace studies, international nongovernmental organizations, public opinion, social movements and other subjects.
The forum series will continue on Feb. 27 with “War and the Many Faces of Civil Liberties.” Subsequent forums will be held on March 20 and April 3 (topics for both will be determined as events dictate).