Mansoor to appear in WOSU dialogue

August 29, 2018

Mansoor to appear in WOSU dialogue

Peter Mansoor

Mershon affiliate Peter Mansoor will be featured in "Will the Forever War Ever End?," an upcoming event to mark the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks and their ongoing legacy in the United States.

Sponsored by WOSU Public Media and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the event will feature an interview with Mansoor by Ann Fisher, host of All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News. It will take place Tuesday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road.

On Patriot’s Day, this dialogue will consider whether the “Forever War” will ever end. What does the commitment of troops in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa mean for national security at home and abroad? What could be a strategy for ending a war on terror that has transformed into an endless war?

Enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks prior to the program in the theater lobby starting at 5 p.m. The discussion will begin at 6 p.m. Registration is $15 for general admission and $5 for students, with student ID required at check-in. Tickets can be purchased here.

Peter Mansoor is the Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History at Ohio State and a CNN military analyst. He assumed this position in September 2008 after a 26-year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-08. He has authored a history of this experience, Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War, which was a finalist for the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History in 2013.