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Lessons from the U.S. War in Iraq: 10 Years After the Invasion

University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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Cosponsored by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, the Center for International Studies, CIS's Norman Wait Harris Fund and the Committee on International Relations.

Few events of the last decade have loomed as large in U.S. politics as the U.S. decision to invade Iraq in March 2003. The pre-emptive invasion and its justifications, including the belief in the presence of weapons of mass destruction, ignited debates over the threshold for U.S. military action abroad and the quality of U.S. intelligence. The invasion led to the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, but it also unleashed an insurgency and a wave of sectarian violence. Together, they directly claimed the lives of more than 4,000 coalition military personnel and more than 150,000 Iraqis. Finally, while the war paved the way for a democratically elected regime in Iraq, it also damaged the credibility and popularity of President George W. Bush at home, and proved to be a key factor in Barack Obama’s successful campaign for president in 2008.

Ten years later, what is the lasting legacy of the Iraq War? What went wrong? What went right? What lessons should be gleaned from the conflict? And what impact will the war have on the long-term prospects for the people of Iraq—and for U.S. interests in the region?

Our panelists: Iraqi journalist Ali Adeeb al Naemi, former U.S. Ambassador James Jeffrey, retired U.S. Army colonel Peter Mansoor, noted former CIA intel­ligence analyst and author Kenneth Pollack and Emma Sky, Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute, where she lectures on the New Iraq and Middle East Politics.

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969 E 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)


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