Questions for Future Historians of the Iraq War: A Conversation between Pau...
Date(s) - 04/30/2019
SAIS ROME Building, Rome Auditorium
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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.