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The Gary R. Hess Lecture in Policy History will be held Tuesday, April 7 at 4 pm in Room 228 of the Bowen Thompson Student Union as the Department of History welcomes Dr. Peter Hahn, Professor and Chair at The Ohio State University. Dr. Hahn will lecture on “Mission Accomplished or Mission Failure? The United States and Iraq since 1990.”

The Hess Lecture was created at the initiative of Professor Hess’s former students. This annual lectureship is held to recognize his contributions to the profession and university during his forty-five years of service to BGSU from 1964 to 2009. This year, additional funding to support this lecture has been provided by BGSU’s College of Arts and Sciences. The coordinator for this year’s lecture is Dr. Benjamin Greene.

Dr. Hahn is the one of the most prominent scholars of American foreign relations with the Middle East. His publications include Missions Accomplished?: The United States and Iraq since World War I (Oxford University Press, 2011); Crisis and Crossfire: The United States and the Middle East since 1945 (Potomac Books, 2005); Caught in the Middle East: U.S. Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1945-1961 (University of North Carolina Press, 2004); and The United States, Great Britain, and Egypt, 1945-1956: Strategy and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War (University of North Carolina Press, 1991).

To facilitate planning, please email history@bgsu.edu by April 1, 2015 to let us know whether you plan to attend.