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Forum To Explore Morality of U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

Contact: Suzanne Stevens
(212) 636-6538

NEW YORK — The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture (FCRC) will host a daylong conference, “The Ethics of Exit: The Morality of Withdrawal from Iraq,” to explore the moral considerations of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq and post-intervention U.S. policy on Monday, March 21, between 9 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. in the McNally Amphitheatre, Fordham University School of Law. RSVP to or 212.636.6927.

“Supporters and opponents of the war are debating scenarios from staying the course to a scheduled withdrawal,” said Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, co-director of FCRC. “These alternatives involve grave risks and pose major moral questions.”

Panels throughout the day will include “The Challenge for U.S. Policy” and “Learning from the Past.” Panelists include former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Col. W. Patrick Lang, and Scott Appleby, Ph.D., director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. For a complete schedule of panels and speakers, go to

DATE:         MONDAY, MARCH 21
TIME:          9 A.M. – 4:15 P.M.
                     FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL
                     140 W. 62ND, NEW YORK, NY 

The conference is being sponsored by the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Fourth Freedom Forum.

The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture explores questions arising at the intersection of religious faith and contemporary culture. The center provides a forum of national dialogue, drawing on New York City’s extraordinary cultural and religious diversity and the city’s unique place as a center of intellectual life, the media, the visual and performing arts, and international diplomatic and humanitarian activities.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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