Resident Fellows

The Institute has occasionally hosted scholars whose work in Islamic and Middle East studies has contributed towards a better understanding of those fields.

Wasfi Alsharaa

Wasfi AlsharaaProfessor Wasfi Alsharaa from Basra University-School of Law. Professor Alsharaa spent an academic semester at Boston University where he working on his project on “Criminal Protection in Journalism: A Comparative Study.” Mr. Alsharaa has many publications such as Scientific Material evidence in the criminology proof. Master Thesis, 2001; Torture in the Iraqi Penalty Code, which was published  in Legal Science Magazine, College of Law, University of Baghdad, 2008; and The Moral Element in the Crime of Faking Electronic Signature which was published  at (Ssad) magazine in 2010. Professor Al-Sharaa’s resume.

IIS Announcements

Dr. Kristin Girling on "Baghdad College and al-Hikma University: American Jesuit contributions to Iraqi education and society 1932--1968," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on November 17, 2016, at 12:00 P.M.

Activist 'Ali 'Issa on "Voices of Popular Struggle in Iraq," at the Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road, on March 18, 2016, at 2:30 P.M.

Novel Elias Khoury read from his new book The Broken Mirrors: Sinacol on March 2, 2016, at 7:00 P.M.

Just published! Eric Davis on Taking Democracy Seriously in Iraq

PDF and Kindle versions will be available.

IIS sponsors Muslim Youth conference, April 9, 2015

Can Iraq be Saved?

Read the rapporteur's report from the November 19, 2014 lecture and listen to streaming audio.

Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Syrian Refugees

Read the just-published executive summary from the May 2, 2014, workshop.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Contiguous States

Read the just-published report from the January 31, 2014, workshop.

Beth Murphy joins as Non-Resident Fellow

The Institute is please to announce the appointment of Beth Murphy as Non-Resident Visual Arts Fellow.

JANUARY 31 2014 9am to 4:30pm: Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

CURA, 10 Lenox Street
Brookline, MA

This workshop focuses on the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on the contiguous countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.


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