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2018/04/12
A Violated Taboo? The US Responses to Chemical Warfare in the Middle East

A Violated Taboo? The US Responses to Chemical Warfare in the Middle East

Spring 2018 marks the 30th year anniversary of the chemical attacks in Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan in which thousands of Kurdish civilians were killed. More recently, chemical attacks in the Syrian cities of Ghouta and Khan Shyakhun killed hundreds of civilians. Two distinguished experts, Dr. Lori Esposito Murray and  John Gilbert, will explore the validity of chemical weapons taboo, U.S. and international reaction to the usage in Iraq and Syria, and ongoing attempts to control and dismantle them.

To read more about the event and the guest speakers, please click here.

Time: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Location: UCF Student Union, Room 221

Sponsors: The event is sponsored by the Kurdish Political Studies Program, the Intelligence Community CAE, and Prince Mohammad bin Fahd Program.

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The panel will be moderated by Güneş Murat Tezcür, the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at the Department of Political Science.

Lunch will be served.

Please kindly RSVP at doreenhorschig@Knights.ucf.edu.