Should the United States
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Dan Sears ’74
As Congress debates President Bush’s request for a resolution to give him broad authority to wage war against Iraq, with or without international support, North Carolina residents had an opportunity to examine their own questions and issues in a public forum on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002 in Chapel Hill.
“Should the United States Attack Iraq?” brought together prominent experts in American foreign policy, political science, law, religious studies, history, American public opinion and Middle East studies to discuss their views and those of the audience on the implications of an American attack on Iraq. Richard H. Kohn, professor of history and chair of the Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense, will served as moderator. The forum was sponsored by Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and The University of North Carolina General Alumni Association.
“This is a historic juncture,” said Kohn. “In anticipation of an attack involving weapons of mass destruction, the U.S. is contemplating an attack. This is a subject that clearly captures the imagination and concerns of the American public.
“We will assemble faculty experts of different perspectives and disciplines to try to broaden our understanding of what is and what might happen,” he said.