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War on Iraq discussion week

Oct. 15, 2002

During the week of October 15th-18th, the Coalition for Student Activism (CSA) and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) will be hosting a series of discussions on the looming war with Iraq. Each day of the series will include two faculty members discussing an array of subject matter from the historical context of conflict to the possible consequences of "going" or "not going" to war. The discussion topics, times and locations for the week are as follows:

Tuesday, October 15th
Location: Minneapolis Room — Christiansen Center
Time: 11:40-1:10
1. "Shifting Sands from Enemy to Friend to Enemy" Garry Hesser, Sociology Department
2."The Cost of Imperialism-Remembering Srirangapatna" Rosemary Link, Social Work Department

Wednesday, October 16th
Location: Minneapolis Room— Christiansen Center
Time: 2:30-4:00
1."Going It Alone: What are the Consequences of an American Attack on Iraq" Amin Kader, Business Administration/MIS Department
2. "The Just War Theory" Bruce Reichenbach, Philosophy Department
*Wayne Kallestad will answer questions following the faculty presentations

Thursday, October 17th
Location: Minneapolis Room — Christiansen Center
Time: 1:30-3:00
1. "Military Strategy and Weapons of Mass Destruction" Joe Underhill- Cady, Political Science Department
2. "The Historical Perspective on the Crisis in Iraq" Don Gustafson, History Department

Friday, October 18, 2002
Location: Century Room — Christiansen Center
Time: 12:00-1:30
1. "War: Uniting and Dividing" James Vela-McConnell, Sociology Department
2. "A Just War or Just a War? Resources For Thinking About Iraq From the Christian Tradition" Mark Tranvik, Religion Department