WSHU's 'Join the Conversation' Series Presents Richard Haass

News Story: January 17, 2013

National Public Radio member station WSHU Public Radio will hold a special event featuring Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the compelling new book, War Of Necessity, War Of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at 7:00 pm, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. This event is part of WSHU’s popular lecture series, “Join the Conversation", which puts noted authors together with public radio listeners, for engaging, thought-provoking discussions. A book signing will follow his talk.

As President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Richard Haass is one of the leading experts on foreign relations, as well as a world-class scholar and diplomat. He served as a member of the National Security Council staff for the first President Bush and the director of policy planning in the State Department for Bush II. His experience put him in the unique position of having been one of just a handful of individuals -- along with Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, and Bob Gates -- involved at a senior level of U.S. government decision-making during both Iraq conflicts. In his new memoir, War Of Necessity, War Of Choice, Haass is the first to take us behind closed doors at the White House to give us a revealing, first-hand account of not only what happened, but why we went to war.

Talk/Book Signing:
Dr. Richard Haass
Author of War of Necessity, War of Choice
Wednesday, July  22 at 7:00 pm
University Commons
Sacred Heart University
5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT

Books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. There will be a $3.00 suggested donation at the door to benefit WSHU Public Radio. To make reservations, or to find out more details, go to This event is sponsored by Ikea and RTK Environmental Group.

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