KPS Chemical Warfare

Thursday, April 12, 2018 noon to 2 p.m.

U.S. Response to Chemical Warfare in The Middle East 

April 12
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Student Union, Rm 221
Lunch will be served 

Spring 2018 marks the 30-year anniversary of the chemical attacks in Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan in which thousands of Kurdish civilians were killed. More recently, chemical attacks in the Syrian cities of Ghouta and Khan Shyakhun killed hundreds of civilians. Two distinguished experts will explore the validity of chemical weapons taboo, U.S. and international reaction to the usage in Iraq and Syria, and ongoing attempts to control and dismantle them.

The Panel

  • Lori Esposito Murray, Ph.D., Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • John Gilbert, Consultant, U.S. Air Force, Department of Energy and the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Moderator Güneş Murat Tezcür, the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at the Department of Political Science

Sponsored by: Kurdish Political Studies Program

For more information and to RSVP, please contact or 407-823-0113

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