CSU, Chico News

Visiting Professors to Speak on Iraq War and Future of Middle East

Date: 02-23-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Alan Gibson, professor
Department of Political Science

War experts Allen Weiner and Allan Stam will give a presentation on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. as part of the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha’s sixth annual spring lecture. The program, “Iraq: Looking Backward, Moving Forward,” will take place in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium (BMU 100).

Weiner is a senior law lecturer and co-director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 2003, Weiner served from 1996 to 2001 as a principal counselor at the U.S. embassy in The Hague.

Stam serves as dean of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He is the author of “Democracies at War” (Princeton University Press, 2002) and “The Behavioral Origins of War” (University of Michigan Press, 2003).

On Friday, Feb. 27, CSU, Chico political science professor James Jacob will join Weiner and Stam for a brown-bag roundtable titled “The Future of the Middle East.” The event begins at noon in Performing Arts Center 135 (PAC 135).

Pi Sigma Alpha is a national political science honor society. Each spring, the society hosts one or more expert lectures. For more information, please contact political science professor Alan Gibson at 530-898-4952.

Those who require an accommodation in order to participate in either of these events or who have questions about accessibility should contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.