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Politics, money, and war.

Saturday, September 27

upcoming events


Caspar Weinberger will be participating in an upcoming conference Doing Business in Iraq:the Private Sector Two additional conferences will be held later in Philadelphia and Chicago.
Though still in development, the conference's possible subjects include investment opportunities in Iraq, developing the economic master plan for the country, infrastructure development opportunities in Iraq, privatization of the Iraqi oil sector, security, understanding the contracting process for the reconstruction of Iraq, and priority sectors for development: communications/telecommunications, agriculture and health care.
When: November 13
Where: Black Point Inn, Scarborough, Maine
Sponsors: UMaine's College of Business, Public Policy and Health; William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce; U.S.-Iraq Business Alliance
Cost: $1,500 per person
For more information: Call UMaine's college of business at 207-581-1968


This coming Monday and Tuesday, State Department officials will be present at a series of forums at Ball State University in Muncie, IN to answer questions on recent events in Iraq. Forums include:
"Oil, Water, and Conflict in the Middle East," Ball State Student Center, room 102, at 11 a.m. Panelists include Stephen Buck, former U.S. deputy chief of mission in Baghdad.

"Religion and Conflict in the Middle East," Burkhardt Building, room 109, at 2 p.m. Panelists will include Buck.

"The War Against Terrorism: The Political Use of Violence," Burkhardt Building, room 109, at 3:30 p.m. Panelists will include Reeker.

"Media and Formulation of Public Opinion in the Middle East," Burkhardt Building, room 109, 7:30 p.m. Panelists will include Reeker.


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