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Contact:
Jonathan Potts
412-268-6094

For immediate release:
March 18, 2003

Carnegie Mellon International Affairs Experts Will Discuss Foreign Policy Implications of Impending War

PITTSBURGH—The International Relations Program at Carnegie Mellon University will hold a panel discussion from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, on the French and German perspective on U.S. policy toward Iraq. The event will take place in the Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall 51.

The panel will consist of five Carnegie Mellon faculty members, including experts on France and Germany. Among the panelists is Kiron Skinner, director of the International Relations Program. Dr. Skinner is one of the nation's most respected foreign policy experts. She has worked with National Security Advisor Condeleezza Rice and is a member of the U.S. Defense Policy Board.

Skinner said that one of the issues the panel will address is the impact that President Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq without United Nations' approval will have on the its relationship with longtime allies France and Germany.

Other panelists are: Donna Harsch, an associate professor of history who specializes in 20th-century Germany; Michael West, principal lecturer in French; Steve Brochmann, an associate professor of German; and Dan Resnick, a professor of history and special assistant to the president for academic affairs at Carnegie Mellon.

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