The United States, Iraq and the World

The Social Science Faculty and the Office of the Dean of Sarah Lawrence College have organized a series of five panel discussions entitled The United States, Iraq and the World: Perspectives on the ‘War on Terrorism.’ The programs are free and open to the public.

During this time in our history when we need to be better informed, this panel intends to discuss in depth the present situation involving U.S. tensions with the Middle East and the possible ramifications of war between the U.S. and Iraq,” said Dean of the College, Barbara Kaplan, whose office is cosponsoring the series with the political science faculty. The series of panels will feature faculty members of the College from a variety of disciplines as well as guest panelists. It will focus on the present situation in the Middle East, and will include reflections on and responses to the present international political tension.

The first panel The Prospects of an Iraq War was held on Thursday, October 3 and included Raymond Seidelman, Political Science faculty member, Fawaz Gerges, History faculty member and Fredric Smoler, Literature faculty member. Sandra Robinson of the Asian Studies faculty moderated.

Upcoming panels include:

Friday, October 11 - 4:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall
Inside the Middle East: Two Professors (Palestinian and Israeli) Discuss Prospects for Peace
Speakers: Reema Hammami, Beir Zeit University, Palestine & Lev Grinberg, Ben Gurion University, Israel

Thursday, October 17 - 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall
World Perspectives: The View from Asia
Panel moderator: Shahnaz Rouse, Sociology faculty
Panelists: Eri Fujieda, Sociology faculty; Joshua Muldavin, Geography faculty; Kasturi Ray, Literature faculty

Thursday, October 24 - 5:00 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall
World Perspectives: The View from Latin America & Africa
Panel moderator: Dean Hubbard, holder of the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy
Panelists: Mary Dillard, History faculty; Maria Elena Garcia, Anthropology faculty; Elke Zuern, Political Science faculty

Wednesday, November 6 - 5:30 p.m. in Titsworth Lecture Hall
World Perspectives: The View from the U.S. & Europe
Panel moderator: Lyde Sizer, History faculty
Panelists: Raymond Seidelman, Michael Smith, and Monica Varsanyi, Political Science faculty members; and Komozi Woodard, History faculty member

For more information, please call (914) 395-2411.