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Klas Bergman, Institute for International Studies: (650) 723-8490,
Ann Dethlefsen, Stanford Law School: (650) 723-9302,

Iraq -- War or Diplomacy? Options and Implications for U.S. Policy

A panel of leading Stanford scholars will discuss "Iraq: War or Diplomacy --Options and Implications for U.S. Policy" at a public forum Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Annenberg Auditorium, located on campus near Lasuen and Serra malls.

The forum, co-sponsored by the Institute for International Studies (IIS) and the Law School, will discuss international, legal, security, economic and human options and implications of U.S. policy toward Iraq.

Stanford Law School Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan will moderate the panel. Sullivan is a constitutional law expert whose latest books include First Amendment Law and New Federalist Papers: Essays in Defense of the Constitution.


The panelists include:

Law Professor Gerhard Casper, president emeritus, the Peter and Helen Bing Professor in Undergraduate Education and a senior fellow at IIS. His latest book, Separating Power, is concerned with the separation of powers practices at the end of the 18th century in the United States.


Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a senior research scholar with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at IIS and a senior adviser to the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project. She served as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia from 1994 to 1996, and as associate director of the Harvard Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project from 1990 to 1993.


John Barton, the George E. Osborne Professor of Law, co-editor of a study of dispute settlement processes titled, Word over War: Mediation and Arbitration to Prevent Deadly Conflict. An international trade and intellectual property expert, Barton teaches a course on international institutions. He also has worked on international arms control issues.


Ahmad Dallal, an associate professor of history who joined the faculty two years ago after teaching at Yale University and Smith College. He earned his doctorate in Islamic studies from Columbia University. Dallal's work focuses on the history of science, Islamic revivalist thought and Islamic law.



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