Media alert: Mideast briefing


Tufts University international experts speak out on bioterrorism, environmental threats, the oil question and the U.S. military and more

WHEN: 12:30-2 p.m. EST
Tues., Jan. 13, 2004
Non regional Media: Please call 1-888-381-5771 to participate via audio conference.
The Conference Title Is Iraq Briefing
Passcode: Tufts PR

WHO: Stephen Bosworth, Dean of The Fletcher School, the world''s first graduate school in international relations -- and Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies Chair Leila Fawaz, will lead a team of experts from across Tufts University, including:

    Antonia Chayes, former Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force and an expert in international politics, law, conflict resolution, Iraq, Afghanistan and the war on terrorism: What is the potential for attacks on the U.S.?

    Andrew Hess, former executive with the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia (1978-84), and program director, Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization. Why we won't see democracy in the Middle East for decades. Who will lead Iraq?

    Hurst Hannum, Director, Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Why our international counterparts disagree with our strategy, especially regarding Saddam Hussein. Are they right?

    William Moomaw, one of the world's top experts in international environmental policy and a constant force in the world's top environmental forums. Why we need to consider the issue of water as seriously as we do oil. Dreadful environmental health threats on the horizon: water, air, and access to sanitation facilities.

    Malik Mufti, political scientist and renowned expert on the Middle East. Why this situation will be the defining foreign policy Issue of the Century.

    George Saperstein, expert in cross-border livestock disease and sustainable agriculture at New Englandˇ¦s only veterinary school. Most people don't know that veterinarians in Iraq work for the government. So if the government is unstable, the veterinary infrastructure is gone. This greatly increases chances of spreading infectious disease across borders.

    Jeffrey Taliaferro, expert in U.S. foreign policy and security studies. Are Americans up to the task of stabilizing the Persian Gulf-- economically, politically and psychologically?

WHERE: Tufts University, Boston Health Sciences Campus
Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences,
Room 118
150 Harrison Avenue, Boston (Chinatown)
Directions online at

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