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CCU hosts public forum about U.S. relations with Iran

February 14, 2007

Coastal Carolina University will lead a community forum/discussion on relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the Edward College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will be led by Richard Collin, professor of politics and international relations specialist in Coastal's Department of Politics and Geography; James Henderson, professor of politics at Coastal and a specialist in contemporary history and international political economics; and Ken Rogers, professor of politics and chair of the Department of Politics and Geography.

The professors will review the historical relationship between the two countries, from the Mossadegh Crisis in the 1950s and the Teheran kidnappings in 1979 through to the controversial present-day administration of President Ahmadinejad.

They will address the questions: Is a military campaign against the largest country in the Persian Gulf feasible? Can it be undertaken without restoring the draft? What military options are available? A question-and-answer period will follow.

For more information contact Coastal's Department of Politics and Geography at 349-2621.