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Apologies for the reminder. As announced previously... **** CAMBRIDGE IRAQ SEMINARS The first in a series of meetings discussing strategies for assisting the reconstruction of Iraq "HOW CAN PEOPLE IN THE UK ASSIST THE REVIVAL OF IRAQI CIVIL SOCIETY?" Friday 24th October, 7pm Latimer Room, Clare College Participants: HIND MAKIYA - Recently returned from Iraq, working on women's issues with the Baghdad City Advisory Council YASSER ALASKARY - Media Affairs Director for the Iraqi Prospect Organisation, "a network of young Iraqi men and women in the UK working to promote the establishment of democracy in Iraq" (www.iprospect.org.uk) DR AUGUSTA MCMAHON - Cambridge University, and the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, speaking about Iraqi academic and intellectual life All welcome. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org For directions, please see http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/about/directions.html ********* War, regime change, and the lifting of non-military sanctions have led to huge changes in the UK’s relationship with Iraq. We believe that there now needs to be substantial discussion about how people in the UK and elsewhere can best assist Iraq's reconstruction, through practical projects, information, and advocacy. The Cambridge Iraq Seminars, organised by Cambridge Solidarity with Iraq (CASI) are intended to contribute to this discussion. They are not formal academic seminars. Aiming to bring together academics, students, activists, and those simply interested in the issues, each will address a single question relating to Iraq’s reconstruction. While providing a forum for discussing the current situation, they are also intended to generate concrete directions for advocacy surrounding UK Iraq policy, and means for people in the UK to assist in Iraq's rebuilding. We hope that one of the results of the sessions will be to guide the mandate and focus for a new campaigning and advocacy organisation, to be based in Cambridge. We hope that this organisation will assist collaboration between UK students and academics, and young Iraqis and Iraqi academic institutions, at the core of Iraq's human capital and future prospects. Later sessions will ask: - What areas of UK policy on Iraq require scrutiny? - How can people in the UK assist the economic rebuilding of Iraq? - How can people in the UK help to preserve Iraq's intellectual and cultural heritage? For more information, or if you are interested in finding out more about CASI, please contact email@example.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk