Last Friday, we were pleased to welcome Dr. Carter Malkasian to our campus to discuss the U.S. military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan and their consequences exploring the theme of illusory victory. Dr. Malkasian currently serves as Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has extensive experience working in conflict zones including two years spent as a State Department Political Officer in Afghanistan and time spent as a civilian advisor with the U.S. Marines in Iraq in 2004 and 2006. Visitors to our campus were given the chance to interact with Malkasian during his presentation and during the catered lunch afterwards.