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Former US Ambassador Joe Wilson to speak at I-House

24 October 2005

ATTENTION: Political and media writers, editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

A conversation between former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson and Michael Nacht, the Aaron Wildavsky Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wilson, former acting U.S. ambassador in Iraq during Operation Desert Shield, was sent by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to investigate claims that Saddam Hussein was trying to buy uranium from Niger to advance Iraq's nuclear program. He reported there was no basis for that claim, and subsequently his wife, a CIA agent, was identified by name in news reports.

7:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Chevron Auditorium, International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.

A book sale and signing will follow the talk, which is co-sponsored by the International House and the United Nations Association-USA, East Bay. Wilson is the author of a memoir, "The Politics of Truth."

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (510) 642-4670 or go to http://gap.berkeley.edu.