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Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum

Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum

Bush in Iraq; Obama and Syria: U.S. Presidents and the Challenge of the Middle East

  • Date:
    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Time:
    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC)
  • Room:
    The Forum (RTCC 450)
  • Phone:


Free food served at 11:30 AMDiscussion begins at noonFood and space are limited. First come, first served.
FeaturingPeter Baker, White House Correspondent, The New York Times and Author, "Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House"Terry McCarthy, President and CEO, Los Angeles World Affairs CouncilAnnalise Mantz, Editor-in-Chief, USC Daily Trojan 
Co-moderated by Dan Schnur, Director, USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of PoliticsYasmeen Serhan, Editor, USC Daily Trojan The Middle East has always been one of the most difficult foreign policy challenges for any U.S. President. George W. Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq was one of the most controversial of his presidency, and Barack Obama is now facing criticism for his handling of the crises in Syria, Egypt and elsewhere. Join a panel of student leaders and policy experts for a behind-the-scenes look at President Bush and the Iraq war and how it compares to and differs from President Obama and his approach to the conflict in Syria. 
“Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum” is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Schwarzenegger Institute.