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Bodine to speak on Iraq war, Oct. 22

Barbara Bodine, diplomat-in-residence at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Yemen, will give a lecture titled "Iraq: Cassandra's Curse and Pandora's Box," at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Bodine has firsthand experience with the Iraq war, having served as the Department of Defense's first coalition coordinator for post-conflict reconstruction for Baghdad and the central provinces of Iraq in 2003.

Bodine spent her 30-year diplomatic career primarily in the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula, including tours as deputy principal officer in Baghdad and deputy chief of mission in Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion and occupation in 1990 and as U.S. ambassador to Yemen from 1997 to 2001.

Bodine's scholarly work focuses on post-conflict political reconstruction, governance and reform; the relationship between security demands and legitimacy requirements; and the regional and global implications of U.S. policy and the political dynamics in the Middle East.

The Wilson School is sponsoring this lecture.

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