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Iraq 2003: a retrospective – speech by the Hon. John Howard OM AC, at InterContinential Hotel, Sydney

This evening the Lowy Institute for International Policy will host the former Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. John Howard OM AC, who will deliver an address on the 10th anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Speaking on the anniversary of the day that Baghdad fell to US forces, Mr Howard will discuss Australia’s involvement in the military campaign to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein and what the war has meant for the future of Iraq and the broader Middle East.

‘We are delighted that the former Prime Minister has chosen to make his first major speech on Iraq since leaving office at the Lowy Institute’, said Lowy Institute Executive Director, Dr Michael Fullilove.


Date: Tuesday 9 April
Time: Arrival between 5.00 - 5.30pm for 6.00pm – 7.00pm speech.
Venue: Fort Macquarie Room, Level 2
            InterContinental Hotel,  Sydney
            117 Macquarie St, Sydney


All media must pre-register by 1pm (Tuesday 9 April) to Stephanie Dunstan (
No media entry to event without pre-registration.  Media must present ID/Media Accreditation for entry to event.