Advisory: Media invited to public forum on potential war with Iraq at WFU

Members of the media are invited to Wake Forest University Tuesday to cover a public forum and panel discussion on U.S. policy towards Iraq and the questions raised by threatening to go to war with the Middle Eastern country. The free, public event titled “Threatening War: A Public Forum on U.S. Policy Towards Iraq” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pugh Auditorium at Wake Forest’s Benson University Center.

Panelists for the forum include Charles “Hank” Kennedy, professor of political science and an expert on Pakistan; Jonathan Marks, a visiting professor in the political science department and an international law expert; Bill Marcum, an assistant professor in the Calloway School of Business and Accountancy; and William Pfefferkorn, a Winston-Salem trial lawyer. Each panelist will be given seven to nine minutes to argue key points about the threat of war, and then the floor will be opened to students, faculty, staff and members of the community for questions.

A newly created group, “Faculty Raising Dialogue,” organized the event in an attempt to get people talking about the implications of going to war with Iraq. There have been several forums and discussions at Wake Forest this year organized around the issue, and organizers expect a large crowd for Tuesday’s forum.

To arrange coverage, contact Jacob McConnico at or 336-758-5237.

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