Contact: Levente Smith
SMU News and Communications
214-768-7650
smithl@smu.edu

March 2, 2006

LARRY DIAMOND TO SPEAK
AT SMU ON THE NEW IRAQI GOVERNMENT

Larry Diamond, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and author, will speak on Wednesday, March 8 about prospects for democracy and stability in Iraq following the U.S. invasion. Condoleezza Rice, then NSC Director and former Stanford University colleague, asked Diamond to help design the new Iraqi government. He has since authored Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq based on his experiences. The lecture begins at 3 p.m. in the Smith Auditorium in Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., on the SMU campus. For more information, call the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at 214-768-3665.

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