Middle East expert to discuss Iraq, Nov. 12
Posted November 7, 2007; 04:52 p.m.
Joost Hiltermann, a Middle East policy expert with the International Crisis Group, will present a talk titled "After the Surge: Whither Iraq … and the U.S.?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.
The International Crisis Group is a nonprofit research organization that studies international conflict. As deputy program director for the Middle East and North Africa, Hiltermann manages a team of analysts based throughout the region. He also has worked with Human Rights Watch and the Ramallah, West Bank-based human rights organization Al-Haq.
Hiltermann is the author of the new book "Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq and the Gassing of Halabja," which explores the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s and the Iraqi government's campaign against its Kurdish citizens.
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is sponsoring the lecture.