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World Affairs Council event -- "Squandered Victory"

Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Marketing & PR
Location Details:
312 Sutter St. 94108

Brief Description of Event: In Squandered Victory, Dr. Diamond shows how the American effort to establish democracy in Iraq was hampered not only by insurgents and terrorists but also by a long chain of miscalculations, missed opportunities, and acts of ideological blindness that helped assure that the transition to independence would be neither peaceful nor entirely democratic. His vivid account makes clear that Iraq and the US will spend many years climbing its way out of the hole that was dug during the fourteen months of the American occupation.
When: Thursday, June 30; check-in: 5:30 PM, program: 6:00 PM
What: Meet the Author/Iraq. “Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq.” Co-sponsored by Stacey’s Independent Bookstore.
Who: Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Professor, Political Science and Sociology, Stanford University; Founding Co-Editor, Journal of Democracy; former Senior Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq (2004)
Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Admission Costs: Members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15; Co-sponsors: $7
Public Info: (415) 293-4600, http://www.itsyourworld.org
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 1, 2005 12:17PM
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