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Renowned University of Chicago scholar Dr. John Mearsheimer to discuss Iraq at IU Northwest

Author of The Tragedy of Great Power Politics will speak about the war in Iraq

The IU Northwest International Affairs Club will host a presentation on Iraq by the renowned scholar from the University of Chicago John Mearsheimer, Ph.D. Thurs., Mar. 9, at 7 pm in the Library Conference Center, room 105 AB, IU Northwest, Gary, Ind. This event is free and open to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Mearsheimer is the author of “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics” (2001), which won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. Professor Mearsheimer has written extensively about security issues and international politics more generally. He has published two other books: Conventional Deterrence (1983), which won the Edgar S. Furniss, Jr., Book Award, Liddell Hart and the Weight of History (1988). He has also written many articles that have appeared in academic journals like International Security, and popular magazines like The Atlantic Monthly. Furthermore he has written a number of op-ed pieces for The New York Times dealing with topics like Bosnia, nuclear proliferation, American policy towards India, and the failure of Arab-Israeli peace efforts.

Professor Mearsheimer has won a number of teaching awards including the Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching when he was a graduate student at Cornell in 1977. He won the Quantrell Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Chicago in 1985. In addition, he was selected as a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for the 1993-1994 academic year. In that capacity, he gave a series of talks at eight colleges and universities.

The author will sign copies of any of his books at the event. For more information contact Jean Poulard, Ph.D., professor of political science at IU Northwest, at 980-6840 or email



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Michelle Searer

University of Chicago scholar Dr. John Mearsheimer.
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