Resident Fellows

The Institute hosts 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. Mr. Alsharaa will spend an academic semester at Boston University where he will be working on his proposal “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  at 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

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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