On Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm, for the fifth year in a row, Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith will address WWAC on developments in the Middle East. He will give a talk at Centre Congregational Church entitled “The US versus Iran: Will a proxy fight in Syria, Iraq and Yemen lead to War? “
Our community has come to rely on Galbraith’s knowledge and insider’s expertise on this region. He is currently working on a mediation project related to Syria and has made 12 trips into the country in the last three years. Ambassador Peter W Galbraith has worked on Near East issues for nearly 40 years in government and as a mediator. In 2015, he led the first Harvard University trip to Iran since the 1979 revolution. Peter Galbraith served as the first US Ambassador to Croatia from 1993 to 1998 and was the negotiator of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the Croatia War. A long-time resident of Townshend, he began his career teaching at Windham College, the School for International Training and Keene State College. From 2011 to 2015, he represented Windham County in the Vermont Senate.
In his talk Ambassador Galbraith will examine these questions: Can the Trump Administration accomplish its goals in Iran? Is there a risk of war, either because some in the Trump Administration want war with Iran or as the unintended consequence of muddled policy, broken agreements, harsh rhetoric and diplomatic isolation?
Also at the Church on Nov. 30, 5-7 pm before the talk, Annual Xmas Craft show. Soup and cookies for sale.
For more information about WWAC or this event, please visit our web site: http://www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org