to the Institute for Iraqi Studies
⇒On November 17, 2016, Dr. Kristian Girling presented a fascinating and thoughtful talk at the IIS on “Baghdad College and al-Hikma University.” The venue was Boston University’s Pardee School. You may now listen to the lecture via streaming audio.⇐
IIS is an educational initiative designed to enable, foster and encourage inter-disciplinary scholarship on contemporary Iraq, including but not limited to religious institutions and practices, politics, society, history and culture, as well Iraq’s regional and international relations. The Institute hosts an Annual Lecture on Contemporary Iraq, Workshops on Iraq, and periodic conferences, and it is directed by Professor Augustus Richard Norton. IIS is a component of Boston University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations.
The 2013 and 2014 reports from the workshops on the Syrian refugee crisis are available for download.
Three non-resident senior fellows are associated with IIS: Dr. Riedar Visser, Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and Professor Abbas Kadhim of the Naval Postgraduate School. In addition, Ms. Beth Murphy, founder and director of Principle Pictures, is Visual Arts Fellow.