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Middle East Security Specialist Talks About 'Iraq the Day After' for SNC

October 25, 2002

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Dr. Judith Yaphe, Senior Research Fellow and Middle East Project Director in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C., will speak as part of Ohio Wesleyan's Sagan National Colloquium public affairs series on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, "Iraq the Day After: Risks and Opportunities for the United States and the Middle East," will be held in the Benes Room of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. Yaphe specializes in Iraq, Iran, Arabian/Persian Gulf security issues and Political Islam/Islamic extremism.

Before joining INSS in 1995, Yaphe served for 20 years as a senior analyst on Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf issues in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, Directorate of Intelligence, CIA. For her government work as senior political analyst on Iraq and the Gulf, Yaphe received the Intelligence Medal of Commendation. She frequently briefs senior U.S. and foreign officials and has testified before Senate and Congressional committees on regional strategic issues.

Also an author, Yaphe has published numerous books and articles, including her most recent work, The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends on U.S. Strategic Planning (2002). She has also appeared on several news programs, including National Public Radio, Nightline and NBC Nightly News. She currently teaches Middle Eastern History at Goucher College in Baltimore.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 17th year at Ohio Wesleyan. All lectures are free and open to the public. More information is available at http://snc.owu.edu or 740-368-3995.