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LCC to Hold Teach-In on Iraq

By George Lewis

 

Events to be held in the Academic Technical Building lobby:
• 1-1:50 p.m.: Is War with Iraq Necessary?
• 2-2:50 p.m.: The Arab/Israeli Peace Process
• 3-3:50 p.m.: Potential for Humanitarian and Environmental Crisis in Iraq

Events to be held in the Oswald Building auditorium:
• 4-4:50 p.m.: Make War the Last Resort
• 5-6:15 p.m.: Iraq and American Foreign Policy
• 6:30-8:30 p.m.: “Hearts and Minds”

 

Feb. 14, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Lexington Community College will host an Iraq Teach-In on Monday, Feb. 17, to acquaint students, faculty and staff about the history and geography of Iraq and about U.S.-Iraq geopolitics. The event is sponsored by LCC’s Peace and Justice Coalition.

Events to be held in the Academic Technical Building lobby:

  • 1-1:50 p.m.: Is War with Iraq Necessary?
    Robert Olson, history professor, University of Kentucky

    A discussion of what Olson perceives to be U.S. motivations concerning the potential for war with Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
  • 2-2:50 p.m.: The Arab/Israeli Peace Process
    Hossein Motamedi, political science/history instructor, LCC

    A discussion of the reasons behind the Arab/Israeli peace process and how it relates to terrorism emanating from the Middle East.
  • 3-3:50 p.m.: Potential for Humanitarian and Environmental Crisis in Iraq
    Ryan Kelly, geography instructor, LCC

    An exploration of how the disruption of public services in Iraq, combined with the use of civilians as a defensive weapon, has the potential to trigger a humanitarian disaster.

Events to be held in the Oswald Building auditorium:

  • 4-4:50 p.m.: Make War the Last Resort
    Craig Williams, Vietnam Vets Against the War

    A discussion on going to war.
  • 5-6:15 p.m.: Iraq and American Foreign Policy
    Jeff Freyman, political science professor, Transylvania University

    Possible motivations of the potential invasion of Iraq.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m.: “Hearts and Minds,” a documentary on the Vietnam War, with introduction by Jake Gibbs, history professor, LCC
    Winner of the 1974 Academy Award for Best Documentary.

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