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Contemporary Issues Forum ~ Iraq: Failure of U.S. Strategy and Future Prospects (Dr. Joseph R. Núñez ’77)

2/6/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Dr. Joseph R. Núñez ’77
Colonel, U.S. Army - Retired

will be on campus

Thursday, February 6th and Friday, February 7th   
as part of the Contemporary Issues Forum.


Iraq: Failure of U.S. Strategy and Future Prospects
Thursday, February 6th 
Griffiths 123

Much of what you hear about Iraq is wrong, and influenced by U.S. domestic political competition.  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki complicates matters by playing the blame game and alienating many groups within his country.  Colonel (Ret.) Núñez, Ph.D., a 1977 St. Lawrence alumnus will discuss Iraq and the region in a special presentation.  He recently returned from Iraq, after spending over five years there, much of it with the Department of State as a Senior Advisor.

Joseph R. Núñez completed a 30 year career in the U.S. Army in 2007, retiring as a Colonel.
During his military service, he commanded a battalion in the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, New York. Joe also served as an Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Department of Social Sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, and as a Professor of International Relations in the Department of National Security and Strategy, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He recently completed an assignment with the Department of State as the Senior Political Advisor for U.S. Consulate Kirkuk in Iraq. Dr. Núñez has spent four of the last five years in Iraq, almost all of it with State, focusing on capacity development through advising, establishing programs, and reporting on politics, governance, economics, security, and humanitarian assistance. He is a 1977 graduate of St. Lawrence University, and holds M.A. (Public Administration) and Ph.D. (International Relations) degrees from the University of Virginia.