Mideast Talk at Georgia State
University, November 1
When the call for teach-ins
went out from Historians Against
the War, plans were already underway at Georgia State
University for an educational
event on the impact and implications of the Iraq War. The campus antiwar group, Students for Peace
and Justice, co-sponsored a talk by Georgia State political scientist Dr.
Rashid Naim on "The Impact of US Foreign Policy
on Power Dynamics in the Middle East: A Discussion." Other co-sponsors included the Middle East
Institute and the Department of Political Science of Georgia State
University. The event was held Wednesday
evening, 1 November 2006, in a packed room in the General Classroom
informative and wide ranging talk offered a historically-minded and critically
engaged perspective on events since the 2003 US
invasion and occupation of Iraq. The discussion that followed was lively; many
students asked thoughtful questions and Dr. Naim's
responses further enriched his presentation.
Afterwards, and separate from
the organization of the event, many free copies of the Fall 2006 issue of War Times/Tiempos
de Guerra and Historians Against the War's
Join Us pamphlet were distributed to
interested members of the audience.