Feb 9: What's Really Going On in Iraq?

February 9: What's Really Going On in Iraq? Raed Jarrar, Iraqi architect, journalist, and Iraq Consultant for American Friends Service Committee.  Free and open to everyone.  Raed Jarrar is an Iraqi-born architect and political analyst who moved to the US in 2005.  He was the country director of the only door-to-door casualties' survey in Iraq in 2003, and then established a local Iraqi grassroots organization that carried out hundreds of reconstruction projects in ten Iraqi cities.  Jarrar is currently the Iraq Consultant for the American Friends Service Committee in Washington, DC.  He blogs at raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com  

In this talk, Jarrar will address the US occupation of Iraq from the perspective of ordinary Iraqis. He will debunk myths about the occupation, explain why the "Sunni vs. Shiite vs. Kurd" model of conflict is problematic, provide concrete examples of how U.S. is stifling democracy in Iraq, and argue that the U.S. should completely withdraw from Iraq.

* La Roche College, Monday, Feb. 9, 12:30 p.m. in the College Center, Ryan Room
* Duquesne University, 3-4:30 PM, 609 Fisher Hall, Feb. 9, co-sponsored by CIQR and the Social Justice Group. For inquiries concerning this event, please contact Greg Barnhisel, Department of English,
barnhiselg@duq.edu   412-396-6432.
*  Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, 7:30 PM , Schenley Drive, Feb  9,  sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee with co sponsorship by many groups including the Thomas Merton Center. For more info contact 

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