Boston University Hosts Forum to Address U.S. Administration Policy and Strategy in Iraq

Contact: Tom Testa, 617/353-2240 |

(Boston) — Approaching the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the threat of civil war and continued violence against coalition forces has aroused questions about the conduct of the war. For some answers, Boston University will host a forum on Wednesday, March 29, featuring three high-level administration policy advisors.

“War in Iraq: How’s it Going?” will include Peter W. Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; James Jeffrey, senior advisor for Iraq to the Secretary of State; and Lt. Gen. James T. Conway, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Following opening remarks by BU Provost David Campbell, Professor Uri Ra’anan, director of the BU Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology & Policy, will introduce the panel. Professor Husain Haqqani, director of the BU Center for International Relations, will moderate. Free and open to the public, the discussion is co-sponsored by the Center and the Institute.

Rodman, as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs since July 2001, is responsible for advising the Secretary on formulation and coordination of international security strategy and policy in East and South Asia, the Middle East and Persian Gulf, Africa, and Latin America.

Jeffrey, who has served as senior advisor to the Secretary of State and coordinator for Iraq since August 2005, is responsible for developing, coordinating, and leading implementation of policy on Iraq.

Conway, who serves as Director of Operations, J-3, on the Joint Staff, has a wealth of operational experience, including two combat tours in Iraq.

“War in Iraq: How’s it Going?”

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

10:30 a.m. to noon

Boston University
School of Management
Executive Leadership Center, 4th floor
595 Commonwealth Ave.