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Questions for Future Historians of the Iraq War: A Conversation between Pau...

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Date(s) - 04/30/2019
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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Alexander Hamilton Society will be hosting a conversation with former Dean of SAIS Paul Wolfowitz and Ambassador Eric Edelman. The topic of the conversation is “Questions for Future Historians of the Iraq War.”
The event will happen on Tuesday, April 30th, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM. The Hamilton Society will provide food and beverages for the attendees.

Dr. Wolfowitz dedicated most of his life to serving his country. Most recently, he served in President George W. Bush’s administration as the Deputy Secretary of Defense (2001-2005) and the President of the World Bank Group (2005-2007). He was heavily involved with the planning of the Iraq War and its implementations during its initial stages. He will reflect on his experience and some of the gaps in the common understanding of that war, one of the most controversial national security chapters in American history since Vietnam.

Ambassador Edelman is the former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2005-2009) and currently a visiting scholar at SAIS’s Merrill Center. One of the country’s most distinguished diplomats, he served as Ambassador to Finland and Turkey. With a Ph.D. in history from Yale, he had a bird’s-eye view of the history of the Iraq War from the Pentagon, and earlier from the Vice-President’s office.

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