Talk entitled 'September 11 and the War on Terrorism: consequences for US policy in the region, including Iraq'. Mr. Halliday is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science since 1983. He is a former chairman of the Research Committee of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and is a leading authority on Middle Eastern Affairs. He has lectured widely on superpower relations, development issues, the Middle East and international relations. His many books include 'Arabia without Sultans' (1976), 'Iran: Dictatorship and development' (1978), 'Islam and the Myth of Confrontations' (1995) and last year's best-seller 'Two hours that shook the world', in which he explores the repercussions of the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in the US and the subsequent 'war on terrorism'. He was also a prolific broadcaster, with regular appearances on CNN, the BBC, etc.