Join leading scholars in the field of international security as they give their perspectives on how George W. Bush came to double-down on Iraq in the highest stakes gamble of his entire presidency. Drawing on extensive interviews with nearly thirty senior officials, including President Bush himself, The Last Card offers an unprecedented look into the process by which Bush overruled much of the military leadership and many of his trusted advisors, and authorized the deployment of roughly 30,000 additional troops to the war zone in a bid to save Iraq from collapse in 2007.
Luncheon Plenary: Dr. Timothy Sayle, Interviewer, Dr. Meghan O’Sullivan, Dr. Peter Feaver
Panel 1 of 2: Scholars Reflect:
Dr. Hal Brands, Chair, Dr. Richard Immerman, Dr. Melvyn Leffler, Dr. Andrew Preston, Dr. Kori Schake
Panel 2 of 2: Participants Reflect:
Dr. William Inboden, Chair, Dr. Eric Edelman, General Douglas Lute, Professor Brett McGurk
Evening Keynote Stephen Hadley Q&A with Engel
This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.