UWP forum debates merits of war on Iraq, Iran, North Korea

December 4, 2002

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2002_12_04_a.jpg UWP World Civilizations II honor section student Joelle Doye and David Rowley, assistant professor of history, will be on hand for the forum "Axis of Evil?" set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Doudna Little Theater.

PLATTEVILLE - How goes the war on terrorism, or more precisely, should we go to war against Iraq, Iran and North Korea?

These topics will be discussed, debated and dissected at a University of Wisconsin-Platteville forum, "Axis of Evil?" set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Doudna Hall Little Theater. Audience questions, comments and discussion are encouraged.

UWP history faculty members will examine historical overviews and attitudes toward Iran, Iraq and North Korea, along with U.S. foreign policy.

The free and open to the public forum will begin with Nancy Turner, UWP associate professor of history, and her insights on whether or not Iraq poses a danger to the world militarily. Both sides of the issue will be presented, along with a history of Iraq.

David Rowley, assistant professor of history, will tackle issues dealing with Iran. Presentation material will include Iran's current social, economic, social and military status, said Rowley.

UWP department of social sciences chair and professor of political science Tom Waters will discuss U.S. foreign policy.

Joong-Jae Lee, assistant professor of history, will present a discussion on North Korea.

The event is sponsored by the department of social sciences and history. For further information, please call 608-342-1788.

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