Ten Years After the Toppling: The Fall of Iraq, the Media, and the US

Date & Time March 5, 2013 7:00pm
Cabot Auditorium

On March 5, the Institute will host a panel discussion on “Ten Years after the Toppling: The Fall of Iraq, the Media, and US Intervention.” The discussion will feature:

• Peter Maass, award-winning author and journalist, who wrote about the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square and the US military’s entrance into Baghdad in 2003 for The New Yorker

• Gary Knight, award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of VII, who covered the war in Iraq as a non-embedded journalist and who photographed the toppling of the statue on April 9, 2003

• Tim McLaughlin, a Marine Corps officer who was working in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 and who commanded the first American tank that entered Firdos Square on April 9, 2003, signaling the end of Saddam Hussein’s rule

• Mowaffak al-Rubaie, an Iraqi politician and the former national security adviser for Iraq (April 2004-2009), who was present for the execution of Saddam Hussein