Weissberg Chair in International Studies keynote address with Ali Allawi
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Date: Friday, April 1st, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Atrium, Center for the Sciences
Sponsored by: Weissberg Chair in International Studies
Contact: Elizabeth Brewer, Weissberg Chair in International Studies
This year’s Weissberg Chair in International Studies, Ali Allawi, served in the Iraqi government immediately following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, and since that time has been one of the more resounding (and reasoned) voices discussing challenges in the region. Appointed by the Interim Iraq Governing Council in 2003, he served as both Minister of Trade and Minister of Defense. Subsequently he served as Minister of Finance in the Iraqi Transitional Government. (for more information read press release).
About the Weissberg Professorship program:
The Weissberg Professorship in International Studies, established in 1999, provides an on-campus residency each year for a distinguished individual who has made an important contribution to international understanding. It is designed to enrich the global perspective and international education programs at Beloit and allows for an extended period of exchange and interaction with respected active "players" on the international stage as they examine some of the key issues of our time. The Weissberg Professorship is underwritten and supported by Marvin Weissberg, a business leader and Beloit College parent.