National Security: Iraq, Iran and the Middle East

FLVCS (FL Veterans for Common Sense) in conjunction with Florida Consumer Action Network and Veterans for Common Sense, is bringing to Sarasota Dr. Juan Cole, Professor of History University of Michigan and a foremost authority on the Middle East.

When: October 4, 2008 (Saturday Night) at 7:00 PM

Where: 2896 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota (Potter Building) (Three buildings west of Robarts Arena off Fruitville Road, Sarasota)

Dr. Cole has often appeared in print and national television as a commentator on the Middle East and has published peer reviewed books on the Middle East. He has testified before the United States Senate and is the former editor of the The International Journal of Middle East Studies. He is President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. In 2006, he received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism administered by Hunter College. His blog Informed Comment averages 25,000 hits per day. His latest book is Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East.
Learn how the Iraq invasion and occupation will likely turn out and about the conflict between the United States and Iran and how these conflicts affect national security.
Professor Cole will sign books after the Question and Answer session.

For Tickets: Contact Julian Koss (941) 923-9280: Minimum suggested donation $10., or purchase tickets on-line at

Paul Sullivan, the Executive Director of Veterans for Common Sense will also speak at this event.