Got the following announcement in my inbox, and I think it’s worth passing on.
John Agresto, former senior advisor to Iraq’s Ministry of Higher
Education and Scientific Research, will discuss his nine-month
assignment assisting Iraqis in rebuilding their system of colleges and
The lecture, titled “Eyewitness Iraq: Myths and Realities,” will
start at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the International Cultural Center, 601
Working under U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer, Agresto worked to rebuild
Iraq’s higher-education infrastructure from Sept. 2003 to June 2004.
Agresto believed he could complete his work.
He was overly optimistic.
Following the lecture, Agresto will sign copies of his book, Mugged by
Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions.
The event is free and open to the public.
Because of highway construction, attendees should take Texas Tech
Parkway or University Avenue to Fourth Street, then turn south on