Rebuilding Iraq After ISIS
Iraq has been ravaged in recent years by cycles of warfare, a growing refugee crisis, crippling sectarianism, and the violent spread of the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Although the U.S.- led war in Iraq officially ended in 2011, there is widespread concern that Iraq poses a long-term challenge to stability in the region. What are the threats facing Iraq today? What can the United States and other countries do to help stabilize Iraq and get it on the right path to self-sufficiency and stability?
Professor Heather Gregg will draw on her new book, Building the Nation: Missed Opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan (University of Nebraska Press, 2018), to briefly review what the United States initially aimed to do with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, what went wrong, and what can be done moving forward.
Heather Gregg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Defense Analysis, Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences, at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Before joining the faculty of NPS she was an Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation. Professor Gregg earned a Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations and Security Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.A. at Harvard Divinity School in Theological Studies with a focus on Islam.
- Wednesday, March 27, 2019
- 11:30 am: Registration
- 11:50: Luncheon
- 12:45 pm: Program
- Hearts of Romaine Salad, tossed with Walnuts and Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Chicken Fettucini Alfredo
- Steamed Garden Vegetables
- Fresh Rolls and Butter
- Vegetarian Option: Pasta topped with Zesty Marinara Sauce
- $31 for members
- $40 for guests
Registration for the luncheon is now closed. Audience seating for the lecture only may be available, depending on room capacity, on a first-come-first-served basis.
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