to the Institute for Iraqi Studies
The Institute for Iraqi Studies at Boston University is pleased to host a discussion of Kirk Johnson’s new book, To Be a Friend is Fatal, on October 16, 2013. Johnson looks at the plight of Iraqis left behind when the U.S. withdrew from Iraq. The session begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. at 154 Bay State Road, Boston University. More details are on the flyer.
The Institute has welcomed Iraqi scholars to the United States and has occasionally offered fellowships. The three non-resident senior fellows are Dr. Riedar Visser, Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Professor Abbas Kadhim of the Naval Postgraduate School. This is a splendid opportunity for Iraq-based scholars. Please see Faculty & Fellowships for more details.
The Institute for Iraqi Studies would like to express our gratitude for His Excellency Adil Abdul-Mahdi for his instrumental support in founding the Institute. Adil Abdul-Mahdi is the former First Vice President of Iraq ; he served from April 6, 2005 to May 31, 2011. He previously served as the Finance Minister of Iraq from June 2, 2004 to April 6, 2005. He is a politician, economist and a valued friend of the Institute. The Institute was inspired by a 2009 dialogue in Iraq between Dr. Zuhair Humadi and A. R. Norton, and the Institute remains especially thankful to Dr. Humadi for his strong personal commitment to launching the Institute.