The Rita Hauser Annual Event

Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy

About the Symposium

The program was made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser (shown here) and was organized in collaboration with the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

 

The war in Iraq is "a supremely serious American initiative whose outcome will have equally serious implications for the ability of the United States to act in the world and influence events in the world in the coming years," said Steven Simon, Council on Foreign Relations Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, at a recent Council symposium, Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy. Though the symposium's four sessions focused on different facets of U.S. policy affected by the war, speakers continually considered current options for the United States in Iraq. Most participants identified three main choices: immediate U.S. withdrawal, gradual U.S. withdrawal, or the partition of Iraq into three autonomous regions that would then lead to a U.S. exit. But Michael Gordon, the New York Times' chief military correspondent, asked, "Why do you assume we get out?"

This symposium was made possible by the generous support of the Hauser Foundation.

Events

Iraq

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. MeetingThis program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

Iraq

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Meeting This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

Iraq

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch12:30 - 1:30 p.m. MeetingThis program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

Iraq

1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Meeting This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.