Chair of the Middle Eastern Studies Program at the University of San Francisco
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"President George W. Bush's nationally broadcast speech Sunday evening once again was designed to mislead Congress and the American public into supporting his administration's policies in Iraq. Despite record deficits and draconian cutbacks in government support for health care, housing, education, the environment, and public transportation, the president is asking the American taxpayer to spend an additional $87 billion to support his invasion and occupation of Iraq...
President Bush now declares that a successful American-led pacification of the anti-occupation resistance in Iraq would be an 'essential victory in the war on terror.' In linking the legitimate international struggle against al Qaeda with the illegitimate U.S. occupation of Iraq, it becomes possible for the administration to justify the president's determination to 'spend what is necessary' in controlling this oil-rich country and to depict those in the United States and elsewhere who oppose the occupation as being soft of terrorism."
"The War in Iraq Is Not over and Neither Are the Lies to Justify It," Foreign Policy in Focus, Sep. 9, 2003
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Program, University of San Francisco, 2007-present
Chair, Committee of Academic Advisors, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, 2006-present
Fellow, Center for Law and Global Justice, University of San Francisco, 2006-2007
Chair, Commission on Law and Peace in the Middle East, Toda Institute, 2002-2003
Research Associate, Center for Global International and Regional Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz, 2001-2003
Senior Policy Analyst, Foreign Policy in Focus Project, Interhemispheric Resource Center, 2001-2002
Member, Governing Council, International Peace Research Association, 2000-2002
Convener, Nonviolence Section, International Peace Research Association, 1998-2000
Associate Scholar, Institute for Global Security Studies, 1994-1995
Member, Commission on Peace Building in the Middle East, International Peace Research Association, 1992-1994
Founding Director, Institute for a New Middle East Policy, 1991-1993