Aftermaths I: The Invasion of Iraq in Historical Perspective

Thursday, March 30, 2023 6:00 pm EST

This event is part of the 2022-23 Notre Dame Forum, focused on the theme of “War & Peace.”

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United States invasion of Iraq, which led to more than 100,000 individuals dead, the destabilization of the Middle East, and long-term consequences for the U.S.

How do we understand this epochal moment in historical perspective? How do we connect what happened then to what’s happening now? Panelists will join experts and members of the Notre Dame community to discuss the aftermaths of war and peace, and provide a historical perspective for the invasion of Iraq.

Join us for the livestream here on Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET.

Spencer Ackerman has been a national-security correspondent for outlets like The New Republic, WIRED, The Guardian, and The Daily Beast for nearly the entire War on Terror.

Jane Arraf has covered Iraq since the 1990s and joined The New York Times as Baghdad bureau chief in 2020.

Andrew J. Bacevich Jr. is an American historian specializing in international relations, security studies, American foreign policy, and American diplomatic and military history.

Omar Dewachi is an Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at Rutgers University.

For more information visit the event website.

Global AffairsLaw and PoliticsNotre Dame ForumIraq WarJournalismNotre Dame ForumOffice of the PresidentPeaceWar