Contact: Beth Slater
The Aspen Institute
Aspen, CO, July 27, 2010––The 2010 Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series is pleased to host Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith, author of Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened America’s Enemies. The event will take place from 6:30-7:30 PM on Tuesday, August, 3 2010 at the Paepcke Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, CO. The series is made possible by a gift from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale on through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House. As a full-capacity audience is expected for this program, early ticket purchasing is encouraged. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the event, and unclaimed tickets will be on sale at the door.
Ambassador Galbraith has visited Iraq numerous times and is an expert on Iraqi affairs. He unveiled Saddam Hussein’s “al-anfal” campaign to attack the Kurds in Iraq and found captured Iraqi secret police documents, which outlined the cruelties committed against the Kurdish people.
Tickets to this event can be purchased online at www.aspenshowtickets.com or by calling Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House at 970-920-5770. For more information on the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, please contact Beth Slater at 970-544-7914 or [email protected], call the information line at 970-544-7970, or visit the Institute’s website at www.aspeninstitute.org/events/mccloskeyspeakers.
Event details subject to change. Please visit www.aspeninstitute.org for updates or call our events information line at 970-544-7970.
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