April 29

History Forum w/ Dr. Bryan A. Gibson

Mr. Hussein’ Goes to Baghdad: President Reagan and the Decision to Share Intelligence with Iraq
Dr. Bryan A. Gibson, Assistant Professor of History, Hawai‘i Pacific University
Monday, April 29, 2019
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Sakamaki Hall A201

Dr. Gibson will talk about U. S. President Ronald Reagan’s decision to share intelligence with Iraq at the height of the Iran-Iraq War. The paper will consider the secret mission of a CIA operative to Baghdad in 1982 to fulfill that objective by sharing information about Iranian troop movements. Dr. Gibson teaches courses in History and International Studies. He is the author of Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds and the Cold War (Palgrave, 2015) and Covert Relationship: US Foreign Policy, Intelligence, and the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988 (Praeger, 2012). He is also the cohost and creator of the podcast realFootnotes.

The talk is sponsored by the UHM Department of History and the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Free and open to the public. Questions? Please contact Prof. Peter H. Hoffenberg at 956-8497 or peterh@hawaii.edu.