Andy Lei sent this message from Luke Wilcox, Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project
upcoming exhibit at the U of M Regis Center for Art, Navigating the Aftermath, which will bring Iraqi and American artists together in dialogue on the ongoing war in Iraq and its political and cultural effects on both countries. Opens Feb 18.
I think of more interest to the Humphrey is the panel on March 4 at the U:
"On March 4, a panel discussion will ask diverse, respected Iraqi and American voices to explore the effects of the ongoing war. While some U.S. government officials and analysts had hoped prior to the 2003 American invasion that Iraq would become a model of democracy in the Middle East, the war and its devastating effects have kept Iraq focused on security and basic needs, while leaving deep scars on the U.S. and Americans involved in the war. Today, what do Iraq and the U.S. need to begin a healing process? With Egypt and Tunisia both experiencing massive popular movements for more democratic political systems, where does Iraq stand after nearly 8 years of a U.S.-led war justified, in part, by claims of "bringing democracy to the Middle East"? What should be the future U.S. role in Iraq and the Middle East more generally?
Moderator is Harry Boyte, Director of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, and panelists are Wes Davey, Suaad Allami, and Tom Hanson."