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News Release

January 17, 2007


What course should the United States take in Iraq?

Scott Sagan, co-director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, will lead a panel discussion titled "Iraq: The Way Forward" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Bechtel Conference Center in Encina Hall on the Stanford campus at 616 Serra St.

Former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, a professor of management science and engineering, will discuss the analysis and recommendations that he and his colleagues in the Iraq Study Group recently presented in their final report to President Bush and the public. Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond, who served as a senior adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and political science Professor James Fearon, a civil war expert who has presented congressional testimony on Iraq, will offer their perspectives.

The event is free and open to the public. Reporters should register in advance by sending their name, title, organization, phone number, and e-mail address to Sharan Daniel at

Diamond is the author of Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq. Fearon is the author of "The Civil War in Iraq," to appear in the March-April 2007 issue of Foreign Affairs. Sagan will moderate as panelists take questions from the audience.


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Reporters are welcome to cover this event; please email Sharan Daniel in advance.

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