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Sage Professor To Discuss the Pros and Cons of the Iraq War
Dr. Steven Leibo to Speak at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 1, 2004

Dr. Steven Leibo, professor of Modern History and Politics at The Sage Colleges, will discuss what has been lost and what has been accomplished in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein one year ago as a part of Hudson Valley Community College's Voices: A Library Lecture Series.

Dr. Leibo's presentation, titled "The United States and Iraq: Quagmire or Achievement?" is scheduled for noon on Thursday, March 18, in Hudson Valley's Bulmer Telecommunications Center auditorium. Admission is free.

A former Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Leibo received his doctorate from Washington State University. Dr. Leibo specializes in the relationship between Asia and the West. Each summer, he leads a "Learning and Reconciliation Study Tour" to Vietnam, which allows veterans of the Vietnam War to see how the country has changed since the conflict.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certification programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has graduated more than 55,000 students.