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Former U.S. adviser discusses Iraq war's lessons, April 18

David Gompert, a former adviser to the U.S.-led coalition government in Iraq, will address lessons from the war in a talk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in 16 Robertson Hall.

"Iraq: How We Got In, How We Get Out and What We Should Learn" is the title of the lecture by Gompert, who served as senior adviser for national security and defense to the Coalition Provisional Authority.

An expert in international affairs, national security policy and information technology, Gompert is now a senior fellow at the RAND Corp. think tank.

Gompert served as a special assistant to the first President Bush and as senior director for Europe and Eurasia on the National Security Council. He also has been president of RAND Europe and director of the National Defense Research Institute, and has held executive positions in the information-technology industry.

Gompert earned an MPA from Princeton in 1973. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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