convocation examines foreign policy
developments in U.S. foreign policy, and their implications for
the future of the nation and the world, will be the focus of a campus
convocation, “U.S. – The Iraq Conflict and Beyond,”
scheduled for noon-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18 in the University
The convocation includes a panel discussion, featuring guest experts
and California State University, Sacramento faculty members, from
noon-1:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom followed by faculty-led breakout
groups from 1:30-3 p.m. in various Union meeting rooms.
Guest experts include Robert Mott, editorial writer on international
affairs for the Sacramento Bee. Faculty panel members include
Ron Fox and Bahman “Buzz” Fozouni, both CSUS professors
of government, and Ayad Al-Qazzaz, Iraqi native and CSUS professor
Topics for the panel discussion include:
Following the panel
discussion, various breakout groups, on these and related topics,
will be led by CSUS international affairs graduate students, along
with faculty advisors.
Shifts in U.S. foreign policy under the Bush Administration.
The implications of these policy shifts for the U.S. and the world.
Public support of these policies and of possible war with Iraq.
cons and possible consequences of war with Iraq.
Classes may be cancelled at the discretion of the instructor for students
to attend. Students whose classes are not cancelled should not be
penalized for attending. Campus faculty and staff are also encouraged