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U.S.-Iran Relations Focus of FMU Forum

FLORENCE – A faculty forum on the possibility of the U.S. warring with Iran, sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Geography, will be held at Francis Marion University Thursday, March 29, at 3:45 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium.

Open to the public, the symposium is titled “America and Iran: On the Road to War?”

Organizer Kevin Lasher, chair, Department of Political Science and Geography, associate professor of political science and coordinator of political science, said that the forum will be a wide ranging discussion on a variety of topics related to U.S.-Iran relations.

“Hopefully people will learn about U.S.-Iranian relations in the past but more importantly, the current relations,” Lasher said. “We want people to listen to our panelists and ask questions about the possibility of war with Iran.”

A panel of faculty with diverse points of view will lead the discussion.

The panelists include FMU professors Peter Whelan of English, Scott Kaufman of history, Mark Blackwell of philosophy and religious studies, Alissa Warters, Kevin Lasher and Eileen Kirley-Tallon, all of political science.  Professor Don Stewart of mass communications will be the moderator.

The panelists will take questions from the audience following the discussion.

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Last Published: March 19, 2007 3:43 PM
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