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U.S. economic assistance to Iraq topic of May 2 BYU lecture

"From Bullets to Ballots: U.S. Economic Assistance to Iraq" will be the topic of a Global Awareness lecture to be presented by Susan Merrill, a member of the United States Agency for International Development, Wednesday, May 2, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

Merrill is a post-conflict transition expert, with more than 25 years of experience directing programs for USAID in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Prior to her recent assignment in Iraq, she was the agency's representative to the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute at the U.S. Army War College, developing Middle East peace-building policies for the Army.

Merrill has also served as mission director in Cambodia and managed U.S. government assistance programs in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Liberia and the Middle East.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on David M. Kennedy Center events, see the calendar online at

Writer: Lee Simons


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